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September 11-14, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Wednesday, September 13 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Community Building in Anytown - Josh Simmons, Google + Open Source Initiative

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User groups are fabulous resources for introducing people to your project and providing support for existing users and contributors. While they’re relatively easy to spin up in big cities like San Francisco and Sydney, the vast majority of the world’s population lives outside of tech hubs.

How do you support the growth of communities for the rest of us? If you value inclusion and are keen to scale your outreach efforts, increasing geographic diversity is a no-brainer.

In this talk we’ll discuss the unique challenges of building meetups where the tech industry isn’t an 800 pound gorilla -- and ways to tackle those challenges. The goal is for attendees to leave ready to double down on outreach by empowering community builders in rural and suburban regions, or even build their own community.

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Josh Simmons

Open Source Program Manager, Google + Open Source Initiative
Josh is a recovering web developer and open source advocate with a penchant for armchair philosophy who has spoken at conferences around the world on community, open source, and web technology. He worked as a freelancer and startup CEO before discovering his love of community wor... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Diamond Ballroom 10
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