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  • 1. Who Do You Want to be Today? Thoughts on Community Leslie Johnston code4lib 2013
  • 2. Before I begin: a cautionary tale about doing things when you first think of doing them.
  • 3. I have been thinking a lot lately about communities and community building.Why?Because I recently shifted my job, which required a partial contextual shift as to my place in a number of communities.
  • 4. But then, it’s not unusual for me to be thinking about where I fit in.
  • 5. Geek/Nerd/Wonk?
  • 6. Curator/Archivist?
  • 7. Woman?
  • 8. Leader?
  • 9. I have many identities and participate in quite a few communities.And that’s as it should be.
  • 10. But where does community fit into what we (we? which we?)do?
  • 11. Everywhere.
  • 12. Let’s talk about software development.
  • 13. Building software requires a community of people who care, whether they are stakeholders, developers, or users.
  • 14. Releasing softwarerequires a similarcommunity of people whocare.
  • 15. Sustaining software requires acommunity of people who_really_ care ... enough tocontribute time to identifyingrequirements, writing code,testing, documenting, andevangelizing.
  • 16. And USING the software.I cannot even begin tostress how important thisis.
  • 17. So…how do you build acommunity?And sustain it?
  • 18. Communication.
  • 19. Inclusiveness.
  • 20. Consideration.
  • 21. On that note, everyone should read this blog post on conference tweeting:http://ryan.cordells.us/blog/2013/01/26/mea‐culpa‐on‐conference‐tweeting‐politeness‐and‐community‐building/
  • 22. And even morecommunication.
  • 23. And a sense ofownership.I’ve seen projects failbecause they’re sharedwith the world but no onereally takes ownership.
  • 24. Well, not always fail.But certainly not THRIVE.
  • 25. And that’s what we’relooking for in ourcommunities and in ourprojects.That they thrive.
  • 26. So what defines asuccessful community orproduct?
  • 27. Participation.
  • 28. Enthusiasm.
  • 29. A sense of pride.I’m part of that.I made that happen.That succeeded in partbecause of me.
  • 30. Adoption.
  • 31. And now we will discuss. Leslie Johnston Library of Congress lesliej@loc.gov