Maintaining & growing a technical community

Ali Spivak (Manager, Mozilla Developer Network), Mozilla

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How do you support a diverse community, acknowledge many different voices and perspectives, be open and inclusive, and still get things done (especially when you can’t force anyone to do anything)? What motivates people to not only start contributing to a project but to continue to contribute? Why on earth would anyone, including developers, do work they are not paid for?

Art and Inspiration / Solo / Impart wisdom / Inspiring / Beginner

Event: CapeTown

Hashtags: #opensource #community

Best for: developers

Speaker country: United States

Speaker qualifications:

I've spent the last 3 years managing the Mozilla Developer Network, including out 900+ strong volunteer community. I also have over 15 years development and website management experience at Mozilla, Cisco and various startups.

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