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Let Them Be Your Heroes

Let Them Be Your Heroes

How can you encourage involvement and participation in Open Source? They key is through empowerment. This talk discusses how to empower and encourage more people to participate in your open source project by enabling Heroism. This talk will also discuss issues of diversity and inclusion.

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Francesca Krihely

July 30, 2014
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  1. LET THEM BE YOUR HEROES

  2. WE ALL KNOW HEROES

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  4. Heroes inspire us

  5. @francium Not a hero

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  7. LET YOUR FANS BE YOUR HEROES

  8. Agenda

  9. -The Anatomy of a Hero -How to Inspire Heroes -How

    to Talk to Heroes -Giving Heroes Power -Heroes Over Time
  10. Questions?

  11. The Anatomy of a Hero

  12. Gets things done Knowledgeable Supportive Loyal

  13. Gets things done Knowledgeable Supportive Loyal Builds awesome Apps Can

    do it better next time Helps others build the apps Stays by their side
  14. How to Inspire Heroes

  15. Inspiring Heroes Ask Ricky Robinett

  16. Tools and Resources

  17. Inspiring Heroes Ask Ricky Robinett •  Tools and resources • 

    A seamless experience Watch the heroes come out!
  18. Inspiring Heroes Ask Ricky Robinett •  Books •  Blogs • 

    Planets •  Tutorials •  Videos/Screencasts
  19. Finding Heroes •  Active Forum Members •  Developer Contests • 

    Bug Hunts •  Facebook White Hat
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  21. Diversity in Open Source Male 86% Female 12% Other 2%

    No answer 0% Source: FLOSS 2013 Survey
  22. Finding A Diverse Group of Heroes If your community is

    not already welcoming to diversity, you have to work hard to find and inspire diverse groups to participate
  23. Finding A Diverse Group of Heroes Find the small corners

    where they hang out •  Issue Trackers •  IRC •  Your other heroes
  24. Questions?

  25. How to Talk to Heroes

  26. “What am I here for?” •  No clear mission • 

    No idea what to do next •  Lack of communication
  27. Heroes Need Guidance •  Have a mission •  Clear direction

    •  Communicate
  28. Questions?

  29. Giving Heroes Power

  30. Soapboxes are Great for Heroes Help them talk to the

    community, make them famous!
  31. Soapboxes are Great for Heroes The Story of the MEAN

    Stack
  32. Soapboxes are Great for Heroes

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  34. Corgis Matter

  35. Give them Front Row Seats

  36. Fame is not everything Sometimes you need to ask them

    what they need. Remember it is their community too!
  37. Questions?

  38. Heroes Over Time

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  40. Your heroes need a community too!

  41. •  Corgis! •  Get them connected with each other • 

    Challenge them •  Nurture them •  Help them inspire future generations
  42. REMEMBER IT IS THEIR COMMUNITY TOO!

  43. Questions?

  44. THANKS! francesca@mongodb.com