FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Leslie Hawthorn
Day Sunday
Room Janson
Start time 17:15
End time 18:15
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track Keynotes
Language English
Google Summer of Code: A Behind the Scenes Look at Large Scale Community Management

Ever wondered what it takes to make a community of more than 180 F/LOSS projects and 5,000+ geeks create great software?

In this talk, Leslie Hawthorn will explore the successes and setbacks of Google Summer of Code, the first global program designed to introduce University students to Free and Open Source software development practices and methodologies. Leslie will discuss the program's inception, history, and impact, and the evolving requirements for managing a large scale global community. She will share lessons learned during the past three years as the program's Community Manager, with an eye to providing audience members with strategies for organizing their own community participation initiative, and provide attendees with an update on Melange, the new work flow application designed to manage *Google Summer of Code* - or similar programs - and Google's first Open Source project developed in the open from the first commit.