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Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture (and Other Hard Truths)

We focus so often on technical anti-patterns, neglecting similar problems inside our social structures. Spoiler alert: the solutions to many difficulties that seem technical can be found by examining our interactions with others. Let's talk about five things you'll want to know when working with...
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Overcoming Challenges When Building Great Global Communities

Global open source communities often face language barriers, cultural differences, and other challenges. Here's how to overcome them. Global communities: 3 common challenges Anyone who's ever worked in a group knows that differences of opinion can be difficult to overcome. In online communities,...
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Overcoming Challenges When Building Great Global Communities

Today's open source communities include people from all around the world. What challenges can you expect when establishing an online community, and how can you help overcome them? People contributing to an open source community share a commitment to the software they’re helping to develop. In the...
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Be Nice: Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf Offers Tips for Creating Sustainable Open Source Projects

So, what’s unique about projects like Linux that thrive where others fail? What’s the secret sauce that sustains one project over others? Is it the community? The license? The code? The organizations backing it? We talked to open source veteran Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the Apache Software...
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Diversity Empowerment Summit
Check out the session highlights for the new Diversity Empowerment Summit (DES), taking place Sept. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles as part of Open Source Summit North America.

Diversity Empowerment Summit Facilitates Inclusion and Culture Change

Check out the session highlights for the new Diversity Empowerment Summit (DES), which will take place Sept. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles as part of Open Source Summit North America. Featured sessions and speakers for DES include: Chaos Theory + Civil Liberties = 21st Century Corporate Practices -...
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Hallmarks of a Good Technical Leader

I recently sat down with Camille Fournier, the head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma, to talk about what constitutes great technical leadership and how organizations can foster it. Here are some highlights from our chat. How do you define technical leadership (as opposed to leadership in...
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What Is IT Culture? Today's Leaders Need to Know

"Culture" is a pretty ambiguous word. Sure, reams of social science research explore exactly what exactly "culture" is, but to the average Joe and Josephine the word really means something different than it does to academics. In most scenarios, "culture" seems to map more closely to something like...
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Stormy Peters
Stormy Peters explains that culture is about how we work, how we think, and how we interact with each other, in her keynote at LinuxCon Europe.

Shaping the Culture of Open Source Companies

With all of the discussion about source code contributions in open source, sometimes we don’t spend enough time talking about the culture. In her keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Stormy Peters points out that when we say the word "culture," we sometimes think only about diversity or hiring more women,...
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Creating a Culture of Observability

For a change of pace, I’d like to share a video of me talking, rather than writing something for you! The gist is pretty simple: When I joined Stripe I began a process of adding Observability to the company culture. You may be wondering whatobservability even is! Well, in control theory, ...
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