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Wednesday, October 15 • 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Confessions of a Reluctant Tweeter: Social Media for Open Source Communities - Rikki Endsley, Red Hat

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Do you cringe when you see #hashtags? Roll your eyes at "social media gurus"? Social media should save time (not suck it). With a few tricks, your open source project can use social media to communicate with contributors, grow its community, and share news and announcements.

Using well-known open source projects as examples, this talk will show how one account doubled its followers in 3 months, and a new open source project had 435 followers the week it launched. Already love IRC and email lists? Learn how social media can complement your favorite communication methods. Also learn how to determine which social media accounts your project needs, what content to post (and when to post it), who to follow, and how to measure success. Find out how to avoid being the center of an ugly Twitter storm, and how to keep from becoming a spamtastic yawn fest.

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Rikki Endsley

Writer, Red Hat
Rikki Endsley is the community manager for opensource.com. In the past, she worked as a community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat; freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm CEST
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