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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 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,...