Community management has never been what those in the know would consider an “easy” job - attracting & keeping contributors, mitigating corporate project take-overs, keeping projects “alive" once they’ve reached a development peak - these are just a few common, but still nightmarish hurdles we regularly have to find our way over. Well, things were made exponentially more complicated when the whole world was rocked by 2020 lockdowns that left us all scrambling to recalibrate, as we were suddenly deprived of a crucial component of maintaining & growing a community - in-person networking events. We all know how difficult it can be to recover after the winter holiday lull, so how can we recover from 2 years of isolation? Well, it isn’t easy, but it can be done. Let’s talk about it.
Session author bios
Treva is a dedicated Open Source Geek with experience in systems administration, online instruction & developer advocacy. Before venturing into the field of community management, Treva spent 5 years managing Rackspace’s multi-region, multi-tenant public cloud infrastructure as a Cloud Virtualization administrator. When not OpenStacking, OpenShifting, or Cephing, Treva enjoys doggos, candy, cartoons, and playing "So You Think You're a Marine Biologist" on Google.
Speaking of doggos, Treva frequently travels with their companion pup, Sir Hairold B. Goggington III, & he loves making new friends. Feel free to come up & say hello.