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...

FirefoxOS and Developing Markets

It seems Mozilla is targeting emerging markets and developing nations with $25 cell phones. This is tremendous news, and an admirable focus for Mozilla, but it is not without risk. Bringing simple, accessible technology to these markets can have a profound impact. As...

Last Day Today

Recently I announced I am stepping down as Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical and moving to XPRIZE as Senior Director of Community. Today is my last day at Canonical. I just want to say how touched I have been by the response. The comments, social media posts,...

Goodbye Canonical, Hello XPRIZE

After nearly eight years of service at Canonical, I will be stepping down as the Ubuntu Community Manager and leaving my fellow warthogs at Canonical on 29th May 2014. I have always been passionate about two things in my life. Firstly, I want to go to work every day...

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