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Jono Bacon

Bay Area, California
As seen in: Forbes

Community/dev strategy and management consultant. Prev. Dir community @github / @canonical / @xprize. @Forbes columnist, The Art of Community, CLS, @badvoltage.

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@jonobacon — 22,707 followers, 19,590 tweets

Sometimes you just need to jam out with your team in a hot dog outfit. Fun memories from my time building the Ubuntu community: 
The Axe FX III has landed in the studio. Sounds awesome so far. Great work, @fractalaudio
Communities are like restaurants: momentum drives success. If you walk past an empty restaurant you don't want to go in. A bustling restaurant has the opposite effect. Build momentum and growth that is self-evident outside the community. It is hard, but essential work.
Incentivizing participation is a critical part of building engagement, but don't just resort to extrinsic rewards such as swag. Focus on building attainable goals, validating good behavior, and optimizing patterns of participation. See my keynote on this: 
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