Schedule

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.

The Community Leadership Summit is FREE to attend, but we appreciate if you can register so we can get an idea of numbers.



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 5th May 2017


Sponsored by:

Join us for our informal pre-CLS gathering taking place at Bangers, 79 Rainey St, Austin, 78701 starting at 7pm.

Our friends at Mattermost will be providing some drinks for attendees. Please note: food will not be provided, but can be purchased.



Sat 6th May 2017

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

Sherrie Rohde – 5 Keys to a Successful Top Contributor Program

Open source communities naturally attract contributors. How can organizations create a successful top contributor program to reward and recognize them? I’ll walk you through my first hand experience of what it takes to research, create and run a top contributor program that benefits both your community and your organization.


Jen Wike Huger & Rikki Endsley – How to successfully run a community publication

This keynote will present the key aspects of how my small team and I run a successful community publication in order to share stories from people all over the world who are using open source to work, build, create, innovate, and share.


Matthew (Brender) Broberg – Community Metrics are a Trojan Horse for Real Relationships

If you’re lucky, you’re part of a company that invests (headcount and budget) in community building. If you’re very lucky, no one questions your purchasing of stickers or your trips to conferences. At some point, though, someone does. It’s from here that opinion forks into two camps. There are those who measure Community and those who refuse to do so. There is no middle group found in the mainstream media. You’re either Data Driven or Gut Driven. I’m going to argue in favor of being Data Driven, but it will not be for the numbers. It’s about the people and it’s about building a community that can survive in the long run inside a corporation.


Todd Lewis – Organizing World Class Events

As the founder of All Things Open, Todd will share some leading methods for organizing events that are engaging, productive, and enjoyable.


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
7pm Attendee Social Event Sponsored by:

Our social event kicks off at 7pm at Green Light Social, 720 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 – this is a great opportunity to meet other attendees, relax, and have a great time. Food and drinks will be provided, thanks to data.world

Be sure to bring your attendee badge!



Sun 7th May 2017

9.00am

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

10.00am

Stephen Walli – Ask Not What Your Community Can Do For You

Publishing software with an open source license is the definitive step, but it doesn’t create a community. Growing and scaling a successful open source software project requires building three on ramps for users, developers, and ultimately contributors. This short talk outlines the practices and patterns for these on ramps, demonstrating how they relate to one another.


Katie McLaughlin – All Contributions Welcome

Many projects emphasise a “contributor” as someone who’s code ends up in the project. This isn’t true. There are many more forms of contributions made to projects that aren’t code, and all of them are critical to creating quality software. The better we recognise these contributions, the more we retain the contributors, and the better our projects get. Let’s discuss how to find, attribute, and retain these contributors, with case studies from open source project communities. We’ll also see how to this can be automated for projects hosted on GitHub with octohatrack.


Jason Hibbets – 5 things I wish I knew before I became a community organizer

A brief highlight of 5 major lessons that I’ve learned on the path to becoming a community organizer so that you don’t make the same mistakes or you can reminisce about when you did.


Abigail Cabunoc Mayes – Open source as a social movement

How the work we’re doing to build tech communities is fueling a larger movement

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 – 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