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Tuesday, April 14

4:20pm CDT

Community Building the Open Source Way - Rikki Endsley, Red Hat
Join Rikki as she provides a case study of the content strategy and community building effort for the Opensource.com publication, a project sponsored by Red Hat.

You’ll go behind the scenes and see the nuts-and-bolts, the tools, the metrics, and the strategy that’s helped this project grow to over 500,000 page views a month.

This session will:
  • ho in-depth on how to build a great team, including the different methodologies used from the team
  • provide details on social media and SEO strategies
  • outline our communtiy moderator program
  • show metrics and results monitored by the team

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Rikki Endsley

Writer, Red Hat
Rikki Endsley is the community manager for opensource.com. In the past, she worked as a community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat; freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2015 4:20pm - 5:10pm CDT
Zilker 3

5:20pm CDT

Corporate Source vs. Open Source - John Coggeshall, Internet Technology Solutions
Do you know the different interpretations of “free”? If you’re in open source, you should. In this talk we’ll take a walk down memory lane in roughly the past 20 years of open source, how what “open source” means has changed and evolved, and how companies have in some senses co-opted it rather brilliantly to what I would say is our detriment. Gain some insight into the history of our beloved industry through the thoughts of those who were there to create it, the philosophical ideas that powered it, and how those ideas have both evolved and been in some ways subtlety manipulated in the years since.


John Coggeshall

John Coggeshall is the owner of Internet Technology Solutions, LLC - an Internet and PHP consultancy serving customers worldwide, as well as the owner of CoogleNet - a subscription based WiFi network. As former senior member of Zend Technologies' Global Services team, he got started... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:20pm - 6:10pm CDT
Zilker 3