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Monday, October 13 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Non-Coders Wanted: How to Get and Keep Non-technical Volunteers - Deb Nicholson, OIN

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Many distributions and projects sorely need writers for documentation, press releases and blogging or experts on outreach, fundraising and volunteer management or a friendly pack of translators, but aren't sure how to get them. Tweaking your volunteer pitch, looking in different places, being open to different communications channels, and finding ways to appreciate folks will help immensely.

Once you've got them, letting your new non-coding contributors get on with what they're good at will help them feel invested. In this talk, I'll discuss how to set parameters for non-coding tasks so that everyone is happy. Want more visibility, a better user experience, nicer materials or more well-organized events for your distro? Start bringing in folks with the skills and enthusiasm to make it happen!  

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Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is the Director of Community Outreach at the Open Invention Network, the Community Manager at MediaGoblin and a board member at OpenHatch. She helps software projects of all sizes understand the implications of free and open source licenses and the current patent landscape. She has been invited to speak at free and open source software conferences on several continents including LinuxCon Europe, FISL (Brazil), Linux Con Australasia... Read More →

Monday October 13, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 8

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