Thursday December 6, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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Online Webinar



Clare Madden 
Outercurve Foundation 

Building a Better Developer Community

Contributions are the life blood of any open source software community.  Join open source community experts Jono Bacon and Stephen Walli as they explore what it takes to Build a Better Development Community.   Jono and Stephen will share insight into:

  • how to grow an open source developer community
  • getting users to become contributors
  • encouraging contributors to become committers  

They will also discuss license choice dynamics, community governance, and building a solid on-ramp to encourage a community of users and developers. 

Registration is free, but you must register to attend.

About the Presenters

Jono BaconJono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant and author. Currently he works as the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, leading a team to grow, inspire and enthuse the global Ubuntu community.

Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the annual Community Leadership Summit, and is a regular speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice.



Stephen WalliStephen Walli is Technical Director at the Outercurve Foundation.  Before that he was a consultant on software business development and open source strategy and his customers included Microsoft, the Eclipse Foundation, and the Linux Foundation. He's an adviser to Ohloh (acquired by SourceForge), Bitrock, Continuent, and eBox. He organized the agenda, speakers and sponsors for the inaugural Beijing Open Source Software Forum as part of the 2007 Software Innovation Summit in Beijing. 

Stephen was VP Open Source Development Strategy at Optaros, a business manager at Microsoft on open source, and VP R+D and founder at Softway Systems, a venture-backed company that developed a UNIX portability environment for NT using free and open source software before being acquired by Microsoft.


Register Now! The Art of the Community


Be one of the first 25 to register for this Webinar and receive a copy of Jono Bacon's book, The Art of the Community: Building the New Age of Participation.

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