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Tuesday, September 17 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
What Science Fiction Can Teach Us About Building Communities - Dawn Foster, Puppet Labs

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Communities are one of the defining attributes that shape every open source project, not unlike how Asimov'€™s 3 laws of robotics shape the behavior of robots and provide the checks and balances that help make sure that robots and community members continue to play nicely with others. When looking at open source communities from the outside, they may seem small and well-defined until you realize that they seem much larger and complex on the inside, and they may even have a mind of their own, not unlike the TARDIS from Doctor Who. We can even learn how we should not behave in our communities by learning more about the Rules of Acquisition and doing the opposite of what a good Ferengi would do. My favorite rules to avoid include, "Greed is eternal"€, â€"You can always buy back a lost reputation€" and "€œWhen in doubt, lie"€. This session focuses on tips told through science fiction.

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Dawn Foster

Director of Community, Puppet Labs
Dawn Foster is the Director of Community for the Puppet community at Puppet Labs. She has more than 18 years of experience in business and technology with expertise in community building, community management, open source software, market research, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events. She has experience building new communities, and managing existing... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Strand 12B

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