building communities, nerd-level difficulty
Elger Jonker is an ethical hacker who tries helping building communities and organizations. He is one of the founders of Dutch hackerspace Hack42 and has helped various hacker organizations and events such as OHM2013, Bitlair, RevSpace and others.
Currently Elger is actively building the AwesomeSpace, a heaven for (retro) geeks and nerds, and Awesome Retro, an organization that spreads the joy of classic gaming.
NB for confusion about names, please see github issue https://github.com/openSUSE/osem/issues/652
After years of visiting LAN parties and similar geek events Elger decided to help nerd and geek organizations. This was home, it made him happy. Building communities has been one of his main challenges: getting the right people together to do great things. It appears to be very difficult, and even more so if you are a geek.
In this talk Elger will showcase lessons learned of his travels in building communities of geeks and nerds.
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- 2015 May 1 11:30
- 30 min
- Main hall
- openSUSE Conference
- Business and Outcome track