[One Down One to Go!]
The OpenShift Commons Gathering on Community Development was today. Where users, partners, customers, contributors and upstream project leads come together to collaborate and work together across the OpenShift Cloud Native ecosystem.
But first the news:
- Dutch publish list of safe holiday destinations, Britain and Sweden remain on amber list
- CORONAVIRUS MEASURES MASSIVELY IGNORED IN BARS, RESTAURANTS
- Dutch holiday travel restrictions eased for visitors to 16 EU countries
Today’s Virtual OpenShift Commons Gathering focused on community development and best practices for driving community engagement and measuring community health!
And it was so totally badass.
This is the FOURTH virtual event I’ve been directly or indirectly involved in – the FIRST I’ve spoken at – I was thoroughly impressed with the format and execution. Live streamed on youtube, twitch, AND facebook, the format of talk, then AMA panel most efficiently replicated the talk followed by questions feeling of an in person event.
The relaxed flow of shifting the schedule to accommodate technical or scheduling glitches just worked.
Thanks Dave! What's more fun than hanging with good friends and talking about open source communities!?! That was SUCH a pleasure! Thanks y'all! And especially @pythondj for bringing us all together for an awesome day! pic.twitter.com/IxpyM9xfYl— Lisa-Marie Namphy? (@SWDevAngel) June 15, 2020
And while I only managed to catch Thierry’s talk, which was freaking brilliant, by the by, and, of course, my own panel discussion, the experience set the bar LUDICROUSLY high for virtual events.
Insight from @tcarrez's very thoughtful talk today:— Lisa-Marie Namphy? (@SWDevAngel) June 15, 2020
"If it's not tested, it's broken."
"Write down your culture."
And my favorite:
"Build open communities. Contribution should be your only currency. Anyone should be able to join and anyone should be able to contribute!" pic.twitter.com/Qz1yvK79wP
Now I want to rewrite my talk for Thursday because the grace and flow and #TruthBombs were SICK!
It’s totally possible in the next forty eight hours, right?
Either way, I discovered something about myself that I was seriously concerned about before tonight. That I love speaking in a virtual setting just as much as I love speaking in person.
This is definitely my happy place.