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The art of community leadership

I stopped by the Community Leadership Summit 2010 as I was preparing for OSCON this coming week. It is an open unconference-style event, now in its second year, that’s held the weekend before OSCON. Everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. In these discussion sessions the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experiences, and share ideas and questions. There will be another more detailed post about this event later on Radar, but if you are in Portland, Ore. this weekend you can still register for Sunday’s sessions here.

I spoke with the event organizer Jono Bacon, who works at Canonical as the Ubuntu community manager, and is author of the book “The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation.” Watch below as he describes how the basic principles of his book led to the creation of this event:

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  • JC Martinez-Sifre

    From Wired Aug. 2010 issue, pg. 92 interview with Fred Brooks, author of The Mythical Man-Month: Brooks-”The critical thing about the design process is to identify your scarcest resource. For example, in a NASA moon shot, money is abundant but lightness is scarce; every ounce of weight requires tons of material below … You have to make sure your whole team understands what scarce resource you’re optimizing.”

  • Brian Ahier

    Thanks for pointing to the @Wired article – I’m sure @jonobacon and Fred Brooks would agree on the importance of identifying scarcity in the design process. I have added the book “The Design Of Design” to my reading list this summer as well.