Community works for business - TrueNorthPHP 2013

Senior PHP architect & QA Specialist at In2IT
Nov. 9, 2013

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  1. Community Works For business
  2. Who uses open-source?
  3. Who contributes back?
  4. Business involvement?
  5. PHP Community
  6. Organizing events
  7. Build projects
  8. Volunteers
  9. Self financed
  10. Need support
  11. Why participate?
  12. Example • it's good for the health of the language • it's good for business • depends on the usage of language / technology • target the audience that become your promoters • good sentiment around the company and brand (brand awareness) • build relationships one-on-one and give demos • a great way to recruit for your company • community feedback about your company • keeping in touch with community Thanks to Elizabeth Naramore for providing feedback
  13. Example • learn technology in an early stage • get in touch with people to provide support • follow up on technological evolutions and trends • easier finding partners, customers or new employees Thanks to Thijs Feryn for providing feedback
  14. Example • visibility to potential employees and partners • giving something back to the community • building a business on top of quality open source projects • being part of a fun and engaging group Thanks to Wim Godden for providing feedback
  15. Example • access to everyone’s best practices + innovation • share best technical solutions • cooperate on a technical level - compete on a business level • real multiplier (e.g. US Government) for reusable infrastructure • making the difference • buy once, get improvements back for free indefinitely • more secure products Thanks to Jeffrey McGuire for providing feedback
  16. Example • learn internals of open-source projects • meeting experts for support and advice • finding new ways to offer better services • finding gratitude in “giving back”
  17. Summary • keeping up-to-date on new technologies • establishing support and advice networks • feedback on your products / services • great for hiring new employees • great for finding new customers
  18. How getting involved?
  19. Report bugs
  20. Fix issues or add features
  21. Write documentation
  22. Provide translations
  23. Other ways to help
  24. Room for user groups
  25. Buy beer for events
  26. Sponsor events
  27. Provide hosting
  28. Give us developers
  29. What’s the ROI?
  30. Long term investment
  31. Create partnerships
  32. Get valuable feedback
  33. Brand awareness
  34. Beta testing
  35. Buy once, use forever
  36. Hiring and recruitment
  37. Support and assistance
  38. Market leader
  39. Community works!
  40. Community feedback
  41. Community Interactions
  42. Improved products
  43. Product Evangelists
  44. Give little, get much
  45. Attend user group meetings
  46. If there’s none around
  47. You need to start one
  48. A lot of hard work
  49. Good planning
  50. Build a happy community
  51. Open doors
  52. Long lasting relationships
  53. Beware of dangers!
  54. Arrogance
  55. High Expectations
  56. Everything for granted
  57. Don’t build on others’ rep
  58. Earn the seat at the table
  59. Summary
  60. Invest in communities
  61. Give because you want to
  62. Earn respect
  63. Do better business
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  66. January 24 - 25 in Antwerp Belgium
  67. Thank you