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Dave Neary
Day Saturday
Room H.1309
Capacity 150
Start time 14:00
End time 14:45
Duration 00:45
Track Crossdesktop devroom

Community Anti-patterns

It may be hard to identify the magic that goes into a successful free software community project, but it is easy to identify patterns in unsuccessful community-building efforts.

From the needy newbie who makes no effort to find out the answers, to the jaded old hacker who insists people read ten years of mailing list archives before answering a question; from the anti-conformist anarchists who refuse to have any rules to the manufactured community projects with burgeoning administrative overhead; from the obnoxious maintainer who has his fingers in every pie to the invisible Dark Hand that no-one ever sees, but who wields vast power; we will take you on a journey through the worst of the disruptive patterns which can be observed in free software projects.

Not content to point out what is bad about these things, we will also try to propose ways that community maintainers, sponsors and individual members can address these symptoms before they kill the community.

Concurrent events:

When Event Track Where
13:30-14:15 Étoilé: What has been done over the past year and what's next? World of GNUstep AW1.117
13:45-14:15 SSH libraries: SSH vs TLS; libssh Security & hardware crypto AW1.105
13:45-14:15 Firefox 4 Mozilla H.1301
13:45-14:15 Introduction to Clustering with Mahout Data Analytics AW1.124
14:00-14:15 Coreboot: x86 system boot and initialization Lightning Talks Ferrer
14:00-14:25 Boosting Enterprise MySQL performance: implementing I/O prefetch for InnoDB MySQL & friends H.2213
14:00-14:25 Manos: web apps for the lazy hacker Mono AW1.120
14:00-14:30 XMPP and Security Jabber & XMPP AW1.121
14:00-14:30 IcedRobot: The GNUlization of Android Free Java AW1.125
14:00-14:40 Dynamic hacking with Guile GNU H.2214
14:00-14:50 DevOps? - More than Marketing System Janson
14:00-14:50 The life of a Firefox feature Web Browsing Chavanne
14:00-15:00 Advanced Experiments with XMOS Multicore Embedded Hardware. Embedded Lameere
14:00-15:00 Swimming Upstream CrossDistro H.1308
14:00-15:00 mk-configure BSD AW1.126
14:00-15:00 Using NixOS for declarative deployment and testing CrossDistro H.1302
14:00-15:45 LPI Exam 1 Certification Guillissen
14:00-16:00 BSD Associate Exam Session Certification UA2.114
14:00-16:00 TYPO3 Exam Session Certification UA2.114
14:15-14:45 libcurl: Supporting seven SSL libraries and one SSH library Security & hardware crypto AW1.105
14:15-14:45 LanguageKit - supporting Smalltalk and JavaScript dialects on the Objective-C runtime - what's hard, what's easy, and why developers and users should care. World of GNUstep AW1.117
14:15-14:45 Mapping Wikileaks' Cablegate using Python, mongoDB, Neo4J and Gephi Data Analytics AW1.124
14:20-14:35 flashrom: Run your BIOS/EFI/firmware updates under any free OS Lightning Talks Ferrer
14:30-14:55 The Web Objects Kitchen Mono AW1.120
14:30-14:55 Over 20,000QPS, XtraDB performance show MySQL & friends H.2213
14:30-15:00 Stump the XMPP Experts! Open Q&A Jabber & XMPP AW1.121
14:30-15:00 In-tab UI Mozilla H.1301
14:40-14:55 0MQ: Multithreading magic Lightning Talks Ferrer

Next (up to 3) talks in the same room (H.1309):

When Event Track
14:45-15:30 Gallium state trackers applied to 2D rendering libraries Crossdesktop
15:30-15:45 Group Photo Crossdesktop
15:45-16:30 Quick Intro to Qt and Qt Quick Crossdesktop