Thursday, April 26, 2012
Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager
Bio: Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant and author. Currently, he works as the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, leading a team to grow, inspire and enthuse the global Ubuntu community.
Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the annual Community Leadership Summit, and is a regular speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice.
Bacon is also leading an effort to change the music industry, inspired by Open Source and Free Culture, through Severed Fifth, an innovative music project, band and philosophy.
Presentation: Jono Bacon will kick off our conference on Thursday by sharing his passion for open source and his experience in working with open source communities worldwide! Being deeply involved and committed to the world of open source, Bacon will discuss the opportunity behind engaging the open source community. He will highlight the core areas of growing a community and will illustrate his discussion by using Ubuntu as an example and describe how Ubuntu has grown the global Ubuntu community.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Galadriel Chilton, Electronic Resource Management, University of Connecticut
Bio: Galadriel Chilton is a strong believer in and advocate for open source in general and open source for libraries. Some of her areas of interest and experience include academic librarianship, information literacy instruction, instructional design and educational technologies. Chilton co-designed and supported an open source electronic resource management system (ERMes) that is now used by more than 50 institutions from around the world: Project home page.
Presentation: Galadriel Chilton will entertain and energize attendees on Friday by illustrating how important open source projects are to libraries through a fun and engaging comparison of libraries (as a habitat) and librarians/library staff (as a species) to an evolutionary biologist’s study of non-human animal survival. Through examples and stories, she will describe how survival of the fittest through competition is a misconception and that survival through cooperation leads to not only surviving, but thriving, and as some evolutionary biologists suggest, morality. Further, she will look at how integral – especially during times of economic collapse and deep budget cuts – cooperation is for libraries not just to survive but to evolve and how/why it is imperative that this cooperation move beyond sharing collections into the continued development of our tools and infrastructure such as open source systems like Evergreen.