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Director of Community at GitHub

I lead community development and growth at GitHub.

Formerly Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE, and Community Management consultant working with clients including Deutsche Bank, 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.

Advisor to organizations including AlienVault, Open Networking Foundation, and Open Cloud Consortium.

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Author

In addition to writing The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, authored The Official Ubuntu Book, Linux Desktop Hacks, and Practical PHP/MySQL.

Columnist for Forbes and opensource.com. Formerly columnist for Linux Format.

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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.

Upcoming Speaking at Interop and Abstractions

I just wanted to share a couple of upcoming speaking engagements going on: Interop in Las Vegas – 5th May 2016 – I will be participating in the keynote panel at Interop this year. The panel is called How Open-Source Changes the IT Equation and I am looking...

Community Leadership Summit 2016

On 14th – 15th May 2016 in Austin, Texas the Community Leadership Summit 2016 will be taking place. For the 8th year now, community leaders and managers from a range of different industries, professions, and backgrounds will meet together to share ideas and best...

Supporting Beep Beep Yarr!

Some of you may be familiar with LinuxVoice magazine. They put an enormous amount of effort in creating a high quality, feature-packed magazine with a small team. They are led by Graham Morrison who I have known for many years and who is one of the most thoughtful,...

The Hybrid Desktop

OK, folks, I want to share a random idea that cropped up after a long conversation with Langridge a few weeks back. This is merely food for thought and designed to trigger some discussion. Today my computing experience is comprised of Ubuntu and Mac OS X. On Ubuntu I...