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Building Community, Building Software

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Keynote from WordCamp Minneapolis - on the opportunity presented by a global open source project and comunity

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Building Community, Building Software

  1. 1. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls B U I L D I N G S O F T WA R E & B U I L D I N G C O M M U N I T Y: T H E P OW E R O F WO R D P R E S S WO R D C A M P M I N N E A P O L I S 2 0 1 5
  2. 2. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E
  3. 3. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School
  4. 4. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School • 1998: PhD in American Literature and Culture
  5. 5. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School • 1998: PhD in American Literature and Culture
  6. 6. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School • 1998: PhD in American Literature and Culture
  7. 7. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School • 1998: PhD in American Literature and Culture • 1999-Present: Design and Build of Digital Experiences for Clients, at Agencies: Developer, User Experience Designer, Project Manager, Strategist, Director
  8. 8. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School • 1998: PhD in American Literature and Culture • 1999-Present: Design and Build of Digital Experiences for Clients, at Agencies: Developer, User Experience Designer, Project Manager, Strategist, Director • Currently CEO at 10up
  9. 9. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School • 1998: PhD in American Literature and Culture • 1999-Present: Design and Build of Digital Experiences for Clients, at Agencies: Developer, User Experience Designer, Project Manager, Strategist, Director • Currently CEO at 10up
  10. 10. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls A B O U T M E • 1988: Richfield High School • 1998: PhD in American Literature and Culture • 1999-Present: Design and Build of Digital Experiences for Clients, at Agencies: Developer, User Experience Designer, Project Manager, Strategist, Director • Currently CEO at 10up • (Why yes, we are hiring)
  11. 11. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls – A R C H I M E D E S “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”
  12. 12. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls T H E L E V E R - S O F T WA R E
  13. 13. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls – J O H N N Y A P P L E S E E D “Type a quote here.” http://trends.builtwith.com/cms
  14. 14. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls – J O H N N Y A P P L E S E E D “Type a quote here.” http://trends.builtwith.com/cms
  15. 15. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls F R E E AS I N W H AT ? Free / Open Source Software is: A. Free as in Beer B. Free as in Speech (or Free as in Freedom) C. Free as in Puppies D. All of the above
  16. 16. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls W H AT ’ S W R O N G W I T H F R E E P U P P I E S ? The “free as in puppies” meme is meant to point out that open source software still requires “care and feeding” – as though that’s not true of all CMS options
  17. 17. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls T H E F O U R F R E E D O M S • The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0). • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2). • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  18. 18. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls T H E F U LC R U M - C O M M U N I T Y
  19. 19. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls – J E R E M I A H O W YA N G “Communities are bodies of people loosely joined together by a common interest that exchange information using web tools.”
  20. 20. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls “There’s really only one rule for community as far as I’m concerned . . . in order to call some gathering of people a ‘community’, it is a requirement that if you’re a member of the community, and one day you stop showing up, people will come looking for you . . .” – A D A M F I E L D S
  21. 21. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls
  22. 22. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls
  23. 23. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls
  24. 24. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls
  25. 25. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls
  26. 26. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls
  27. 27. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls – J O H N N Y A P P L E S E E D “Type a quote here.”
  28. 28. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls T H E O P P O RT U N I T Y F O R WO R D P R E S S I S T H AT I T I S B OT H A C O M M U N I T Y A N D A C O D E B AS E
  29. 29. http://teleogistic.net/2014/08/free-software-free-labor-and-the-freelancer- wordcamp-nyc-2014-keynote/
  30. 30. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls
  31. 31. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls M A K E WO R D P R E S S Whether you’re a budding developer, a pixel-perfect designer, or just like helping out, we’re always looking for people to help make WordPress even better. If you want to get involved in WordPress, this is the place to be. We’ve got blogs for each contributor group, general news, and upcoming events.
  32. 32. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls “Tux, the Linux Penguin, is beginning to nibble away at the grim view of humanity that breathed life into Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan.” – Y O C H A I B E N K L E R
  33. 33. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls – S I R T I M B E R N E R S - L E E “I have always imagined the information space as something to which everyone has immediate and intuitive access, and not just to browse but to create.”
  34. 34. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcmpls

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