Open Source Communities (PHP Benelux Keynote)

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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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  • 1. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Open Source Communities Elizabeth Naramore PHPBenelux 2011Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 2. Who am I?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 3. I’m really not that interesting.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 4. I’d rather hear about you.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 5. Ohai, community! Habari OINK-PUG PHPBuilder PHPWomen CART Zen Cart PHP Community Spaz SourceForgeTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 6. Communities can be a lot of things.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 7. They can be lush gardens.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 8. They can be lush gardens. (boring)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 9. They can be cats.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 10. They can be cats. (overused)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 11. “Community” results from mixing a whole lot of things together.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 12. Cookies are awesome.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 13. Especially ones with chocolate chips.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Individually, the ingredients aren’t that great.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 16. If the recipe isn’t complete, they still aren’t that great.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 17. Together, they can kick ass.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 18. Let’s bake a community.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 19. Flour.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 20. Common Interest.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 21. It’s the stuff that binds the community together.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 22. Sugar.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 23. Communication ChannelsTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 24. How do we communicate with each other?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 25. Baking Soda.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 26. TransparencyTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 27. Transparency builds trust.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 28. Transparency makes the end result better.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 29. Brown Sugar.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 30. Respect and Tolerance.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 31. PHPWomen Partnership ProgramTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 32. Sometimes even the obvious things need to be said.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 33. Respect and Tolerance: Not just for the “different.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 34. We should respect and tolerate everyone in our community.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 35. Butter.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 36. Passion.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 37. “Passion moves us forward in the face of stagnation.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 38. “Passion moves us forward in the face of stagnation.” -- ElizabethNTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 39. Salt.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 40. Free time.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 41. Free time is precious, and sometimes life gets in the way.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 42. LifeTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 43. getsTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 44. inTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 45. theTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 46. way.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 47. Vanilla.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 48. Communities should definitely 1. Stop 2. Collaborate 3. ListenTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 49. But...Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 50. Vanilla. Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 51. Vanilla. (or vanilla extract)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 52. Face to Face Discussions.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 53. There is no substitute.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 54. Eggs.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 55. Humor.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 56. It’s ok to lighten up.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 57. The best part...Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 58. Chocolate Chips!Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 59. People.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 60. My chocolate chips.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 61. A Word About Richard Thomas cyberlot/phpjack (1973-2010)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 62. The Niki Fund 4818 Davis Place #G Renton, WA 98055 USATuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 63. Sometimes, we all think...Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 64. “Wow.” “People kinda suck.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 65. But the reality is, we need each other.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 66. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHOCOLATE CHIPS.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 67. Now, what do we have?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 68. Cookie dough.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 69. We need to add some time.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 70. Some things cannot be rushed.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 71. SomeTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 72. thingsTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 73. cannotTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 74. beTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 75. rushed.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 76. Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 77. Hmm. Something’s still missing.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 78. What drink goes best with chocolate chip cookies?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 79. mTuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 80. Many great ideas have been born over a beer.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 81. (just sayin’)Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 82. What ingredient is your open source community lacking?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 83. What can you do about it?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 84. Channels of Communication.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 85. Do you have too many channels?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 86. Try focusing on one or two.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 87. If not, is the one you’re using being used effectively?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 88. Observe how your community likes to communicate.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 89. Try a different channel.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 90. Free Time.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 91. Are your members just plain busy?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 92. Try breaking up tasks into digestible chunks.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 93. Be patient.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 94. Be flexible.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 95. Respect and Tolerance.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 96. Do you have a welcoming and open community culture?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 97. I know I said to respect and tolerate everyone.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 98. Douchebags are not included in “everyone.”Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 99. Don’t tolerate the intolerant.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 100. Passion.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 101. Has the passion gone from your community?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 102. Try bringing in new people.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 103. Try changing the focus.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 104. Common Interest.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 105. Are people still interested in the same things?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 106. Face to Face Discussions.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 107. If not a UG, try planning something around a conference.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 108. Humor.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 109. There is a lot of funny stuff on the Internets.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 110. People.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 111. Does your community need new faces?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 112. Is it growing beyond its means?Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 113. “Community” provides opportunities.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 114. “Community” provides support.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 115. “Community” provides knowledge.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 116. “Community” provides friendship.Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 117. Want to contact me? @ElizabethN elizabeth@naramore.net Freenode IRC: ElizabethN #sourceforge #phpc #phpwomen Thank you!Tuesday, February 1, 2011