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Start With Art In Indianapolis

Yesterday I took a few days off to fly out to Indianapolis to provide the keynote for the annual Start With Art event run by the Arts Council Of Indianapolis. Many thanks to Dave Lawrence for the kind invitation. The event I spoke at was a luncheon attended by 1000 people which included awards given […]

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Forthcoming CLS/OSCON Schedule

On Friday I will be traveling to Portland, Oregon to run the Community Leadership Summit 2012 this weekend and then join OSCON the following week. While I will be dipping into some sessions and meeting folks at the two events, I also use these events as an opportunity to coordinate and schedule meetings while at […]

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Shorter Talks And New Tricks

I had an interesting, fairly personal experience today and a resulting lesson that I wanted to share. Earlier today I gave one of the opening keynotes at OSCON. It was 15 minutes long, and it was OK. While I didn’t consider it a bad talk, it wasn’t what I would consider my best work. Immediately […]

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Unwrapping The Community Manager at OSBC in San Francisco

I just wanted to let you good people of the Internet know that I will be delivering a brand new talk entitled Unwrapping The Community Manager at OSBC in San Francisco at 11.40am on Thu 18th March 2010. In the presentation I will be deconstructing the role of community manager and discussing: who needs a […]

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Not Going to Ohio Linux Fest Despite It Rocking Hard

Last year I keynoted Ohio Linux Fest. For a number of years I had been building up to going along, but every time I was set to make plans another commitment got in the way of going. I talked about this in my new book: Like many folks, I have had the good fortune and […]

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Burnout Presentation Slides

Recently I have delivering a presentation about the 12-stages of burnout at a few conferences and it seems to have been really useful to people. The presentation talks through the progressively worse stages and how to identify the symptoms and protect against them spiralling out of control. A bunch of folks have asked for the […]

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Community Leadership Summit Update

A while back I announced the Community Leadership Summit 2009 in San Jose on the 18th and 19th July 2009. Well, I think it is time for lil’ update on what is shaping up to be a rocking event. The aim of the summit is get community managers, leaders and organizers together to discuss, debate […]

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First Videocast Tomorrow

Quick note: tomorrow (Wed 15th April) at 11am Pacific I will be doing my first real live video cast here discussing various topics including Ubuntu, the Jaunty release, Art Of Community and the Community Leadership Summit. I will also be fielding your community questions in the video cast: you can ask them in the chat […]

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Community Leadership Summit 2009

Just a quick message to let you all know that today I announced the Community Leadership Summit 2009 on the 18th and 19th July 2009 in San Jose, California. The event takes place the weekend before OSCON in the same venue: the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The goal is simple: if those passionate about […]

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Working like an animal right now, hence little in the way of blogging. I am microblogging where I can though on my Twitter and my feeds (using the excellent Gwibber). Some real quick links before I get back to the grind-stone: I recently did two interviews, one with OSTATIC and one with LinuxQuestions. Now […]

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