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Thursday, April 20 • 14:30 - 15:05
Community Leaders Tell All: Everything You Wanted to Know and Were Too Afraid to Ask - Kim McMahon, Kyverno / Nirmata; Lisa-Marie Namphy, Cockroach Labs; Sharone Zitzman, RTFM Please Ltd; Bart Farrell, Consultant/Content Creator

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There is no doubt that community, visibility, and marketing is a key component to the health and growth of open source projects. There are many approaches you can choose, and of course many missteps can happen along the way to building your community tribe. The important thing is to listen, learn, and try new things. In this presentation, community leaders Kim McMahon, Lisa Marie-Namphy, Sharone Zitzman, and moderator Bart Farrell will share their top pieces of advice on how they have built inclusive, sustainable, and healthy communities. To give you a sneak peek… Inclusivity, empathy, and assume positive intent. The big tent and be ready to chop wood and carry water. There are no silver bullets. Community building is one user at a time with personal connections and attention to details. Metrics. Which ones matter and how to measure? Join us for this panel if you are looking to kickstart your own open source community, or are part of an open source community and would like to learn how to optimize and grow it, and make a greater impact.

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Lisa-Marie Namphy

Head of Developer Relations, Cockroach Labs
Lisa is a developer advocate and community architect, and a CNCF Ambassador with 20+ years of experience primarily at Cloud Native, Analytics, and Enterprise Software companies and start-ups. Lisa organizes and runs the SF Bay Cloud Native Containers User Group (one of the world’s... Read More →
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Kim McMahon

Leader Open Source and Community, Cisco
Kim McMahon is well-known in the CNCF ecosystem for leading the marketing and community activities during the Dan Kohn era. She has moved to run community and open source marketing at Cisco where talking with developers is a key activity. Community building, breaking down barriers... Read More →
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Bart Farrell

Head of Community, Data on Kubernetes Community
Bart Farrell is a freelance consultant and a CNCF Ambassador. He has been the Head of Community at the Data on Kubernetes Community since 2020, in which he’s hosted 170+ livestreams and four co-located events at KubeCons. Bart creatively focuses his community efforts on bringing... Read More →
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Sharone Zitzman

Chief Manual Reader, RTFM Please
Sharone Zitzman, is a developer relations professional and an open source community builder, who likes to work with engineering teams that are building products that developers love. Having built both the DevOps Israel and Cloud Native & OSS Israel communities from the ground up... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2023 14:30 - 15:05 CEST
G106-107 | First Floor | Congress Centre