What is CLSx at LCA?

Started by Donna Benjamin and inspired by the Community Leadership Summit run each year before OSCON, VM Brasseur will convene CLSx at LCA to bring together community leaders, organisers and managers and the projects and organisations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. We invite the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building effective and capable communities.

As an open unconference-style event, everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any relevant topic.

Everyone means everyone: Project leads, meetup organisers, folks just interested in how to interact better with others in their projects, etc.

You are welcome here.

CLS History

The Community Leadership Summit began in 2009 in San Jose, CA, USA, and has grown to be a key fixture on the open source event calendar. CLS was conceived and is organised each year by Jono Bacon, who is now a consultant in community strategy/execution, developer workflow, internal community development, and more. Previously Jono was senior director of Community at XPRIZE, community manager for the global Ubuntu community, and author of The Art of Community by O’Reilly.

Jono started the summit as a first step in helping community managers and leaders to define and refine their work, share knowledge and make connections in a vendor neutral way. And now, CLS is going global. CLSx events are local CLS style events that happen in locations around the world.

Unconference Resources

CLSx is an unconference. We don't have a set schedule of talks. Instead, we collaborate to determine what we'll discuss. This is key: We discuss topics, we don't listen to others tell us about them. We're here to talk about our communities and how we might help them.

In case you're not familiar with unconferences yet…

Rough Outline of the Day

As CLSx is an unconference, the below schedule is subject to the needs of the attendees. Therefore please consider the schedule printed here as carved in Jell-O™.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2017

CLSx Begins!

  • 10:40 - 11:00: Introductions
  • 11:00 - 11:15: Brainstorm the agenda
  • 11:15 - 12:20: Summaries of the topics

12:20 - 13:20: LUNCH! (catered)

CLSx Returns!

15:00 - 15:40: AFTERNOON TEA! ☕️ (catered)

CLSx Returns!

CLSx 2017 is Done!

Topics for Discussion

Please add your topic idea and your name so we know who suggested it.

All topics pertaining to open source communities are welcome, but the best topics will be those which might be actionable after our conversations. How can the group help to resolve some issues you're seeing in communities?

If you don't have an idea for a topic (or even if you do), please add your name after any topics which interest you. For example:

* Maintaining security while respecting species' cultures: Odo (Sisko, Kira, Rom)
* Negotiation tactics: Sisko (Kira, Dax, Bashir, Odo)
* Understanding Hoo-mans: Rom (Leeta, Garak, Nog, Odo, Worf)

List your topic ideas here!

  • Succession planning: How do we develop the next generation of FOSS leaders? : vmbrasseur

  • Does "corporate acceptance" of open source make it harder to raise money and gain contributors? Discuss... : Cat Allman

  • Summarising CoCs at the start of short events. - mattcen

  • Non-violent communication for resolving charged discussions/conflicts. - mattcen

Prospective Attendees

Hoping to join us for CLSx? Please add your name below and a link to your social network profile of choice.

Group Discussion Notes

As group discussions occur, the note-takers should put the proceedings onto the wiki and link them here. We'll make sure they get Waybacked later for posterity, just in case.

Post-Event Notes

Video of the session summaries

(we did not get video of the opening session, only of the summaries)

Here are post-event notes (low-impact post-mortem-y thing) to help next year's organisers.

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