Social Skills for Geeks
How to deal with the social side of computing life
I work as community manager for ownCloud and have been Free Software evangelist for over 10 years. I was previously at SUSE and volunteer in marketing in the KDE community. My favorite pastime is experimenting in the kitchen, trying to come up with something edible.
"There will be an informal networking session". Does that scare you?
You proposed something on the mailing list but there is disagreement. How to continue?
Somebody is acting very unpleasant on IRC. How do you deal with that?
A fellow hacker submits absolutely horrible code. What do you say to him or her?
These questions are the subject of this presentation: the (unfortunate?) social consequences of being involved in a technical project and how to deal with them.
Not only does some social experience help you get more done, but it also helps make Open Source (and life in general) more fun.
- 2014 April 25 11:30
- 30 min
- openSUSE Conference
- Community & Project