Running Successful Online Communities for User Groups*
User Groups are a critical part of the Open Source infrastructure, keeping people in-touch and in-person. The online community is an important, and sometimes neglected part of the user group infrastructure. This talk will help you invigorate the online portion of your user group community.
There are myriad community-enabling tools out there. We’ll dive in and explore those that have been most effective at encouraging user group activity, and provide a few case studies.
Selena Deckelmann is a consultant and database analyst for Emma.
She’s a major contributor to PostgreSQL. She speaks internationally about free software, developer communities and trolling. Her interests include opening up government data with the City of Portland, urban chickens and finding ways to make databases run faster.
You can find her on twitter at @selenamarie.
She founded and was co-chair of Open Source Bridge for its inaugural years, a developer conference for open source citizens. She helped found the PostgreSQL Conference, a successful series of east coast/west coast conferences in the US for PostgreSQL. She’s helped run other conferences like WhereCampPDX, BarCampPDX and PG Days. She is currently on the organizing committees for PgCon and MySQL Users Conference. She’s a contributing writer for the Google Summer of Code Mentor Manual, and Student Guide.
She founded the pdx11.org site, which is putting a spotlight on the City of Portland’s efforts to transform the Portland tech industry.
- Title: bzr vs git smack down
- Track: Cooking
- Room: Hawthorne
- Time: 5:00 – 5:45pm
Selena loves Git and EmmaJane loves Bazaar. And like all good nerds they’ve spent a fair amount of time talkin’ smack about the other’s version control system (VCS). Come see what the fuss is all about!
- Speakers: EmmaJane Hogbin, Selena Deckelmann