“What does a community manager do?” presented by Stormy Peters
The open source movement has changed the software world - impacting individuals and businesses as well as society has a whole. It’s even brought about a couple of new job descriptions — like that of community managers. Community managers have the unique ability to influence the changes that can come with open source — they cajole, facilitate, resolve issues, track goals and progress and grow the communities of people around their open source software projects. A large number of community managers are women - especially compared to the number of women in open source software. Come learn what a community manager does, why women are attracted to the role and how men and women might play the role differently.
Date and time
16:40–17:30, Tuesday 29th January 2008, LinuxChix miniconf
Stormy Peters joins OpenLogic from Hewlett-Packard (HP) where she founded and managed the Open Source Program Office. As an early adopter of open source, Stormy was responsible for HP’s open source strategy, policy and business practices. She was also a founding member of HP’s Linux Division.
Stormy is a frequent keynote speaker on business aspects of open source software at major conferences such as the Open Source Business Conference and the O’Reilly conferences. She has addressed the United Nations, European Union and various U.S. state governments on open source software.
Stormy joined HP ten years ago as a software engineer in the Unix Development Lab after graduating from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.
Stormy is involved in open source software because it is changing the world and the community is full of smart, passionate people!
Video of Stormy's talk is available.
Please note that Stormy's slides and the video footage is copyright Stormy Peters 2008, all rights reserved.
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