OSS and Social Media Punditry vs. Zealotry Paula Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org @outercurve, @huntermkt
OSS Devs • Like beer • Like data Don’t like bullets
There is a ﬁne line but it is invisible Zealot -‐ a person who shows Pundit -‐ a learned man zeal. a person who gives opinions an excessively zealous in an authoritaJve manner person; fanaJc. usually through the mass media Zeal -‐ fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiasJc diligence; ardor.
It is hard to measure your words when passion is involved.
Yet we forget some basic lessons What NOT to discuss in the oﬃce PoliJcs Religion War Sex
Go work for a large company and let someone else do it? CEO IT, OperaJons, Legal Product Management Engineering Sales and MarkeJng Services and Support and Finance Market and sell Product Requirements, product, increase InstallaJon and Manage company Pipeline, Customer Development, QA deployment, support, operaJons, ﬁnances, adopJon, engage feedback bug reporJng and infrastructure customers
IdenJfy your moJvaJons for Social Engagement ValidaJon Career growth Community growth AdopJon Commercial gain
Acknowledge the Intrinsic Factors Reduces isolaJon Jump starts creaJvity Minimizes social handicaps Makes you laugh
Your role in a project may dictate the voice you use Solo developer Buddy project Zealotry FoundaJon Professional collaboraJon Punditry Vendor FoundaJon SoVware Vendor
YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PROJECT BRAND
Internet Road Rage How do you think these tweets would be received? Bob Dev @bobRedhat #amazon cloud down again #fuckinglosers Joe Dev @joeEtsy fuck you #postgres, just bombed my #etsy code Dan T @dturk OH” I f***ing hate twiWer #monktoberfest
Where do you talk to OSS devs? TwiWer G+ IRC LinkedIn Forges Forums Blogs NOT Facebook
YOU are the Example Mentor Set an example You are the trusted inﬂuencers Blog, but don’t codify Discuss
Thank you. LET’S ALL BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER Paula Hunter, ExecuJve Director, Outercurve FoundaJon. www.outercurve.org @outercurve @huntermkt