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Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE

I lead community development and growth at the XPRIZE Foundation.

Formally Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical and Community Management consultant working with clients including Sony Mobile, Samsung, IBM, SAP, Dyson, GENIVI, and others.

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Leader in Community Management

Authored the critically acclaimed The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, founder of the annual Community Leadership Summit, and founder of the Community Leadership Forum.
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Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker at OSCON, .se Internet Days, FISL, MySQL Conference, OpenNetworking Summit, LinuxCon, Ohio LinuxFest, SCALE, Southeast LinuxFest, and others.
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Podcaster and Musician

Co-founder of the Bad Voltage, LugRadio, and Shot Of Jaq podcasts.

Released more than five albums, all freely available to download.

Community Leadership Summit and OSCON Plans

As many of you will know, I organize an event every year called the Community Leadership Summit. The event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community....

Getting Started in Community Management

If there is one question I get more than most, it is the proverbial: How do I get started in community management? While there are many tactical things to learn about building strong communities (which I cover in depth in The Art of Community), the main guidance I am...

Exponential Community

As some of you will know, recently I moved from Canonical to XPRIZE to work as Sr. Dir. Community. My charter here at XPRIZE is to infuse the organization and the incentive prizes it runs with community engagement. For those unfamiliar with XPRIZE, it was created by...

Community Leadership Forum

A little while ago I set up the Community Leadership Forum. The forum is designed to be a place where community leaders and managers can learn and share experience about how to grow fun, productive, and empowered communities. The forum is open and accessible to all...

The Return of my Weekly Q&A

As many of you will know, I used to do a weekly Q&A on Ubuntu On Air for the Ubuntu community where anyone could come and ask any question about anything. I am pleased to announce my weekly Q&A is coming back but in a new time and place. Now it will be every...