A collaborative open source presentation

I presented at DrupalCon London on contributing to Drupal.  The talk is called “How to have an open relationship… with software.”  Sadly, there is no nudity, polygamy or even dirty jokes.

 Nope, it’s just about how it is strategic to contribute to Open Source software and techniques for sales, marketing, management and developers. I did the same talk at Drupal Camp Montreal in September (video and Slides - not matching video).

It’s a lot of fun to do this talk.  It’s also the first time I’ve presented on non-technical topics.  There is a lot more doubt there.  When presenting on a technical topic I know that I am an authoritative voice on the topic.  That is, I have facts at my disposal. Solid, indisputable knowledge that my audience (at least 99% of them), will not have.  That is a position of power, it’s why
  • Engineers have good stability and income
  • Managers are scared to death we aren’t really working hard
  • We had a boss screen in DOOM and it worked, etc.
My new talk is all opinions.


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