Community building, cohesion, and retention for meetups, conferences, and open source communities.

TL;DR: "Go where the people are already talking and seek quality content."


* self-sustaining communities
* cohesion in the face of fragmentation


* use of proprietary tools within FOSS
* fragmentation of communication channels
* building momentum in order to distribute the burden


* quality content! empowering people, especially newcomers, to get engaged and take ownership, as speakers, volunteers, or organizers
* find the existing channels/watering holes and make them official
* cross promoting channels
* round of introductions or new comers session and greeting to make people feel welcome
* forums for communication *ahead* of events
* separate channels for noise vs important comms


* [Libre communications BoF](/wiki/conference/birds_of_a_feather_sessions/libre-unified-communications)

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