Did you know that it’s the Community Leadership Summit here in town this weekend? What’s that, you ask? It’s a gathering of community managers discussing how best to use the Web to interact with and manage their groups.
And as such, there will be a lot of community management dignitaries in town. Some are even arriving early. And one of those digerati, Jono Bacon the Ubuntu community manager, will be here early enough to attend Beer and Blog Portland, this week.
You don’t know Jono? Well, in addition to being the Community Manager for the Ubuntu community, he’s also the author of The Art of Community. And a highly respected speaker on the topic of community management.
So if you have any interest in community management, this would be a great time to meet one of the best community managers around.
Oh. What’s Ubuntu? Well, it’s a flavor of Linux that designed to be more user friendly. And more pretty. Or, as Ubuntu puts it:
Super-fast and great-looking, Ubuntu is a secure, intuitive operating system that powers desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops. Ubuntu is, and always will be, absolutely free.
So Jono is in charge of helping the open source community who contributes to the Ubuntu operating system interact, participate, and build the best operating system possible. And because of that, he’s got a great deal of insight into how to manage communities, egos, and personalities while getting the most throughput for his projects, both virtually and in person.
Yeah. You should go meet him.
As always, Beer and Blog will be held at the Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub. And given the weather, I’m fairly confident everyone will be out on the deck, enjoying the beautiful Portland summer day. For more information, visit Beer and Blog.
(Image courtesy Aaron Hockley. Used under Creative Commons.)