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Jono Bacon (2016)

Jono Bacon is a writer and software engineer, originally from the United Kingdom, but now based in California. He works as the GitHub Director of Community Development and Growth and authored The Art of Community by O'Reilly.

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About the Jono Bacon Interview

Hi Everyone!

Excited to be back for another AMA!

For you lucky souls not familiar with my work, I have spent my career working to understand how we can build the most productive, engaging, and collaborative communities. I used to be director of community at Canonical (leading the Ubuntu community team), GitHub, and XPRIZE. Now I run my own consultancy practice (http://www.jonobacon.org/consulting) and clients include Hacker One, data.world, Sony Mobile, Deutsche Bank, OpenIO, Open Compute Project, Open Networking Foundation, and others.

I wrote The Art of Community (O'Reilly) and founded the Community Leadership Summit, which has been running for over 7 years. I am also an advisor to various organizations, including AlienVault, Open Cloud Consortium, Mycroft AI, Mod Duo. I am a fairly active writer, writing columns for Forbes, opensource.com, and my blog at jonobacon.org, and I have been involved in various open source projects including GNOME, KDE, Jokosher, Lernid, and others.

I also co-founded the LugRadio, Bad Voltage, and Shot Of Jaq podcasts, and I have been playing music for years in various bands (e.g. Seraphidian, Severed Fifth, and Solo), and have released everything under Creative Commons licenses.

Feel free to ask me anything you like - community management, open source, places I have worked, projects I have been involved in, politics, music...all questions welcome!

My Proof: http://www.jonobacon.org/2016/08/17/join-reddit-ama-30th-august-2016-9am-pacific/

NOTE: Ignore the HACKERONE flair - that was from an AMA we did last week. :-)

Jono Bacon Aug 30, 2016