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Wednesday, October 30 • 16:15 - 16:50
The Japanese System of Community in Business and Hobby - A Comparison with Open Source Communities - Carsten Meskes, credativ

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Carsten, originally from Germany, spent time living and working in Japan. Connecting to several different local communities while abroad, he quickly became interested in the unique concept of Japanese communities. Especially the connection to the hobbyist Yosakoi-dance-community made him realize significant differences between Japanese and international community interaction. In business, Japanese companies seem to leverage the strong bonds existing in communities, in order to bind the employees to the employer.
This talk aims to compare the uniqueness of Japanese community structure and how it is used by businesses or hobbyist, with interaction in global Open Source communities. A closer look reveals that many businesses nowadays have to work with communities and might take some lessons learned from the Japanese. On the other hand the Japanese might want to shift their focus back to the individual and the human aspect in community.

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Carsten Meskes

Executive Assistant, credativ
Studied Japanese, lived and worked in Japan for a couple of years before coming back to Germany to work for credativ, an independent Open Source service and support provider. Not much external speaking experience. Lots of time spend in and around communities.

Wednesday October 30, 2019 16:15 - 16:50
Rhone 3A