Deb Nicholson, Molly de Blanc - "All ages: How to build a movement" (DebConf, Montreal, Canada)
Aug 10, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 06:50 PM
Deb Nicholson and FSF campaigns manager Molly de Blanc are going to be speaking at DebConf17 (2017-08-06–12).
Deborah Nicholson and Molly de Blanc want the free software movement to keep growing and one facet of successful movement building is embracing a multi-generational community. The good news is that there is no age requirement for using, promoting and contributing to free software. The bad news is that we aren’t always doing a great job of facilitating a diverse, inter-generational movement. We’ll take a look at what we’re currently doing to bring in young people, how we are treating older people in our communities and where there is room for improvement.
Using examples from other movements and inter-generational communities, we’ll identify tactics that aren’t being used to build the free software community and see what we can collectively port over. We plan to inspire the audience to find ways to recruit and retain young people, inspire older people to participate and maintain an unbroken thread of free software conservatorship.
This session is accessible to anyone with a general knowledge of what free software is, and that open contribution communities power many free software projects.
Location: Track: Social context, Collège de Maisonneuve, 3800 Sherbrooke est, Montreal, Canada
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