|By:||Salve J. Nilsen (sjn) from Oslo.pm|
|Date:||Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:30|
Any Open Source project worth it's salt knows that physical meetups are important for the health of their community. Perl and CPAN have literally hundreds of projects in all sizes and shapes, and the natural gathering place for these are at events organised by Perl Mongers.
The Perl Mongers are people all over the world who organise meetups, conferences, hackathons and summits, and they are in practice the grease that keep the Perl community wheels turning.
If you appreciate the work this group does and would like to see more of it, then this talk is for you!
In this session, we'll share experiences on how to make our community a better place, with a special focus on involving your business. We'll start with some basic assumptions followed by Salve's thoughts, and then open up the floor for comments, experiences and questions. Topics we may cover include:
* Defending using your time on community work, to your managers, colleagues and family
* Benefits companies can get by involving themselves in the community
* Tips & tricks for making interesting meetups
* Practising inclusiveness
* Perl Mongers as a Neutral Forum, and how to avoid common pitfalls when "Going Corporate" or "Staying Grass-roots"
* How to involve businesses in new and creative ways in Open Source communities
Come, listen in, and if you have some experiences to share then share them with us!