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Monday, October 28 • 16:20 - 16:55
Building Bridges Between Engineering and Community - Jocelyn Matthews, Storj Labs

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Learn how to build bridges between Community, engineering and product teams. As grassroots project move to large endeavors, it can be challenging to honor the history of an open source community while also nurturing its evolution. Using case studies, data and oral history, this talk charts the course of several open source and decentralized communities, analyzes what works in different contexts and describes ways to close the gap.

Culture is born in communities (not ivory towers) and community is critical to open source. Therefore, the first step in bridging internal and external communities is embracing a radical candor about what community means to your project, and how you will stand up for what it needs. This virtuous cycle yields untold benefits, on every level

Using tactics such as "community-up" recruitment, designing ladders and programs, mentorship, and normalizing employee time spent in community as a management-down norm, are a few of the methods described.

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Community Manager, Storj Labs
Jocelyn Matthews is Community Manager at Storj Labs, a company focused on decentralized cloud object storage. Her focus is to grow a vibrant ecosystem to which people bring their best selves. She is a former Rosberg-Geist Fellow at UC Berkeley's Center for African Studies. Her ethnographic... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 16:20 - 16:55
Rhone 3A
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