Please find the full schedule below. Please remember: a large part of CLS is an unconference, so where you see Sessions listed below, these are sessions driven by attendees.



Getting There

CLS is at the Austin Convention Center. When you arrive, take the Trinity and 4th St. entrance, and you can use the escalator on the left to head up to Level 3 Room 10 where CLS is.

Fri 13th May 2016

Join us for our informal pre-CLS gathering at Bangers Austin at 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701. We will start at 7pm. Thanks to Redis Labs for providing some drinks. Food will be available to purchase.



Sat 14th May 2016

8.30am

Doors Open – register at the front desk and enjoy some complimentary coffee!

9.30am

Jono Bacon – Introduction and Keynote

A warm welcome to the Community Leadership Summit 2016 from founder, Jono Bacon, and a short keynote outlining the pressing opportunities and challenges that face community leadership this year and how we can work together to have a global impact in communities.

10.00am

Tessa Mero – Leading an Open Source Project With Joomla!

Tessa will discuss what she’s learned from being involved in leadership within the Joomla! CMS project and how you can benefit from it. This will feature tools, leadership, techniques and more.


Jessica Rose – Tech Communities as Fandoms

Jessica will look at the ways in which open source communities parallel fandoms as they form, grow, break off into factions and interact with their fans and critics. As we learn more about our own communities by looking at our equally-obsessed geeky peers we’ll hopefully discover ways that we can help make our communities (and maybe even fandoms!) more equitable, accessible and open.


Guy Martin – Culture First, Tools Last: Building Inner Source Communities

Guy will focus on making sure that cultural aspects (including metrics, HR, change management, etc.) are dealt with prior to selecting/changing tools or processes. It’s critical that the cultural needs of an organization are addressed in a way that allows for smooth changes in processes/tools that enable these important new communities.


Jeremy Garcia – Running a Large Forum: Lessons From The Frontline

Jeremy will share some experience, stories, and tips and tricks from running linuxquestions.org, one of the largest technology communities online.


11.00am

Session Scheduling – attendees can volunteer sessions to run and we will schedule them on the board.

11.45am

Lunch – lunch is not provided, but see sheets at registration with food options nearby.

1pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

2pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

3pm

Break and Group Photo – meet outside the registration desk for a quick group photo and then enjoy some complimentary coffee!

3.30pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

4.30pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

5.30pm

Wrap-Up Session – we bring everyone back together at the end of the day to share learnings and feedback with the group!

6pm Close
CLS Evening Social! – join us for complimentary drinks and appetizers at Green Light Social at 720 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. The good times kick off at 7.30pm. Be sure to bring your CLS badge!



Sun 15th May 2016

9.00am

Doors Open – register at the front desk and enjoy some complimentary coffee!

10.00am

Clay Smith – Communities and Games

Clay will share how New Relic has been experimenting with creating casual, social games using open-source projects to engage audiences at community events around the world.


Josh Simmons – Occupational Hazard

Life as a professional community manager is hard. I’ve survived professional failure, weathered social media crises, and bounced back from burn out. I’ll do a whirlwind tour of the challenges we face and share some key strategies for surviving and thriving in the face of occupational hazard.


Rod Martin – Secrets To Growing A Global Community

Rod will discuss some key secrets to growth hacking a global community. We’ll see how Mautic uses these secrets to encourage an exponential growth within the Mautic community.


Christina Keelan – “How do I fit into this community?” and Imposter Syndrome

Christina will tackle one of the most complex aspects of joining a community, imposter syndrome, and provide some practical guidelines for how to reduce or banish it in your communities.

11.00am

Session Scheduling – attendees can volunteer sessions to run and we will schedule them on the board.

11.45am

Lunch – lunch is not provided, but see sheets at registration with food options nearby.

1pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

FLOSS Metrics Sessions:
  • Shaping Predictable Metrics – Jono Bacon
  • A Maturity Model for Embracing Open Source Software – Brandon Keepers
  • Education and guidance on governance and branding issues for communities – Shane Curcuru
2pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

FLOSS Metrics Sessions:
  • TBC – James Howison
  • Analyzing Open Source communities with GrimoireLab, an open toolkit for Open Development Analytics – Bitergia Staff
3pm

Break – enjoy some complimentary coffee!

3.30pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

FLOSS Metrics
4.30pm

Sessions – see the schedule for session options.

FLOSS Metrics
5.30pm

Wrap-Up Session – we bring everyone back together at the end of the day to share learnings and feedback with the group!

6pm Close