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Getting people together

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Slides from the "Developer Lounge" session at the 2009 Institutional Web Managers Workshop, all about developers getting together and chewing the e-cud.

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Getting people together

  1. 1. hlo twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  2. 2. developers, give up your day job please use the hashtag #thisisquitelongtotypeonaphonebutletsuseitanyway
  3. 3. an apology • this • is • going • to • be • bullets twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  4. 4. but at least.. • ...it isn’t comic sans twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  5. 5. what make a good developer? twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  6. 6. good developers.. • are meticulous • follow the specification • work to the project plan • ...etc twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  7. 7. what make a great developer? twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  8. 8. great developers.. • do it for the love • do it at home and at weekends • do it at least 12 hours a day twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  9. 9. stopping being a day-coder • lots of ways, and you might do some of them already.. • ..but here I’m talking about getting together twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  10. 10. what do I mean by “getting together” ? • barcamp / open space • mashup / hackday • Ignite (20 slides/15 seconds) / Pecha Kucha (“pe-chak-cha” - 20 slides / 20 seconds) / Lightning Talk / etc • 3-4 talks in a pub • no talks, just...talk twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  11. 11. why ? • educational • fun • away from the inbox and the treacle • great to share ideas (and woes..) • beer twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  12. 12. have faith • Godin’s “Tribes” has it right • if you want to start something, do it and people will get involved twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  13. 13. some focus = good • team based • project based • idea based • locality based • ... twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  14. 14. using the web • the web is ok • people are better • using the web to connect people = best twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  15. 15. use what works • usually this means simple tools • go for free if you can (most stuff is!) • ..or approach companies and ask for sponsorship • “fail quickly” twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  16. 16. some of the tools • Basecamp (http://basecamphq.com/) • Google! (docs, forms, groups, apps, labs...) • Ning (http://ning.com) • DropBox (http://getdropbox.com) ...a life changer • Box.net • Campaign Monitor (http://campaignmonitor.com) • Event Brite (http://eventbrite.com) twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  17. 17. a couple of examples • bathcamp, and bathcamp evening events • mashed museum • Ignite Cardiff • geekdads.org.uk twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  18. 18. bathcamp.org twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  19. 19. bathcamp.org twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  20. 20. mashedmuseum.org.uk twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  21. 21. geekdads.org.uk twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  22. 22. twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  23. 23. http://www.cardiffwebscene.com twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  24. 24. take away • just try it - you’ll be surprised.... twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje
  25. 25. thanks • please feel free to get in touch: http://variousbits.net http://electronicmuseum.org.uk twitter.com/m1ke_ellis slideshare.net/dmje

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