Florian Gilcher
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About the author

Florian Gilcher is a EuRuKo regular and has been visiting and speaking on the conference since its 2007 iteration. For a similar time frame, he is involved in the Ruby community by managing a bulletin board, organizing barcamps as well as the eurucamp and JRubyConf.eu conferences. He also a started some usergroups in Berlin.

Improving the community: contribution without commits

Open source is a community effort. Yet, we usually judge open source developers by commits. I'd like to present other ways of contributing, especially by building communities. This talk gives advice on how to get started by running user groups, being involved in online discussions in a meaningful way and encouraging other people to contribute. It also discusses what makes community events meaningful, how to make sure that the right people attend and how to deal with arising issues.

This talk will present ways to get involved as a community organizer for almost any skill level and independent on how much time you have. All suggestions and examples come from hands-on experience with all kinds of events.

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  • The proposal author responded 8 months ago

    Its actually not less about processes themselves, but more about what kinds of involvements are possible, which ones fit for you and how easy (or sometimes hard) it can be to participate.

  • 415fe6ee69c09802ce8329e2b1a1c5e6?d=retro Vassilis Rizopoulos suggested 8 months ago

    This reads like what I would describe about the process to organize EuRuKo!