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Just like chocolate chip cookies, open source communities can be awesome creations. We’ll explore the ingredients in a community and how they all work together to produce something great.

Just like chocolate chip cookies, open source communities can be awesome creations. We’ll explore the ingredients in a community and how they all work together to produce something great.

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  • Chocolate Chip Cookies and Open Source Communities Elizabeth Naramore PHPBenelux 2011Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Who am I?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • I’m really not that interesting.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • I’d rather hear about you.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Ohai, community! Habari OINK-PUG PHPBuilder PHPWomen CART Zen Cart PHP Community Spaz SourceForgeTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Communities can be a lot of things.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • They can be lush gardens.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • They can be lush gardens. (boring)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • They can be cats.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • They can be cats. (overused)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Community” results from mixing a whole lot of things together.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Cookies are awesome.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Especially ones with chocolate chips.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • My Favorite Cookie Recipe: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chipsTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Individually, the ingredients aren’t that great.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • If the recipe isn’t complete, they still aren’t that great.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Together, they can kick ass.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Let’s bake a community.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Flour.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Common Interest.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • It’s the stuff that binds the community together.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Sugar.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Communication ChannelsTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • How do we communicate with each other?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Baking Soda.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • TransparencyTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Transparency builds trust.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Transparency makes the end result better.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Brown Sugar.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Respect and Tolerance.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • PHPWomen Partnership ProgramTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Sometimes even the obvious things need to be said.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Respect and Tolerance: Not just for the “different.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • We should respect and tolerate everyone in our community.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Butter.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Passion.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Passion moves us forward in the face of stagnation.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Passion moves us forward in the face of stagnation.” -- ElizabethNTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Salt.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Free time.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Free time is precious, and sometimes life gets in the way.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • LifeTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • getsTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • inTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • theTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • way.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Vanilla.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Communities should definitely 1. Stop 2. Collaborate 3. ListenTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • But...Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Vanilla. Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Vanilla. (or vanilla extract)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Face to Face Discussions.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • There is no substitute.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Eggs.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Humor.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • It’s ok to lighten up.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • The best part...Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Chocolate Chips!Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • People.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • My chocolate chips.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • A Word About Richard Thomas cyberlot/phpjack (1973-2010)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • The Niki Fund 4818 Davis Place #G Renton, WA 98055 USATuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Sometimes, we all think...Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Wow.” “People kinda suck.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • But the reality is, we need each other.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHOCOLATE CHIPS.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Now, what do we have?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Cookie dough.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • We need to add some time.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Some things cannot be rushed.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • SomeTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • thingsTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • cannotTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • beTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • rushed.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Hmm. Something’s still missing.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • What drink goes best with chocolate chip cookies?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • mTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Many great ideas have been born over a beer.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • (just sayin’)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • What ingredient is your open source community lacking?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • What can you do about it?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Channels of Communication.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Do you have too many channels?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Try focusing on one or two.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • If not, is the one you’re using being used effectively?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Observe how your community likes to communicate.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Try a different channel.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Free Time.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Are your members just plain busy?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Try breaking up tasks into digestible chunks.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Be patient.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Be flexible.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Respect and Tolerance.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Do you have a welcoming and open community culture?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • I know I said to respect and tolerate everyone.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Douchebags are not included in “everyone.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Don’t tolerate the intolerant.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Passion.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Has the passion gone from your community?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Try bringing in new people.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Try changing the focus.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Common Interest.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Are people still interested in the same things?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Face to Face Discussions.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • If not a UG, try planning something around a conference.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Humor.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • There is a lot of funny stuff on the Internets.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • People.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Does your community need new faces?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Is it growing beyond its means?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Community” provides opportunities.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Community” provides support.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Community” provides knowledge.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • “Community” provides friendship.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Want to contact me? @ElizabethN elizabeth@naramore.net Freenode IRC: ElizabethN #sourceforge #phpc #phpwomen Thank you!Tuesday, February 1, 2011