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Get the right people on the team (and the wrong ones off)

Get the right people on the team (and the wrong ones off)

No one would dispute that teams are critical to an organization’s success. Yet many teams feel they're not performing as well as they should be. Poor team performance, especially among teams that work across departments or functions, tend to breed silos, competing agendas, turf wars, and indecision; high performance produces organizational coherence and focus. » Read more

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Inside NYSCATE: Moodle, GIMP, and other open source in education

Inside NYSCATE: Moodle, GIMP, and other open source in education

As an educator, trained Linux systems administrator, and technology director for a K-12 school district, I have been actively involved with NYSCATE (The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education), a non-profit organization that works to lead the transformation of teaching and learning through technology. It’s been 20 years since I attended my first NYSCATE conference, and the conference’s open source presence has taken many different forms.  » Read more

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Stray Cinema turns filmmaking into an open source creativity experience

Stray Cinema

Stray Cinema is an open source film project, experimenting with the open source ethos to market and distribute films.

To participate, anyone in the world with an internet connection can download feature footage for free, and create their own version of a film. Unique edits can then be uploaded back onto straycinema.com, where they are voted on by the online community. The top five films are screened alongside the directors original edit at a mulitmedia screening event. » Read more

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Perspective from an open source newbie

Gandhi quote at Red Hat headquarters

In my first week at Red Hat, having come from a long history of using proprietary software in the corporate workplace, it only took a few hours to wash away more than fifteen years of plugging overly long license codes into software before I could sit down and use it. What had become second nature during those years vanished the moment I began using an open source desktop. » Read more

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New report: Communities of passion

New report: Communities of passion

There are innovative organizations that most of us find inspiring because on the inside, they're essentially passionate communities. But what do companies like Google, Red Hat, IDEO, Apple, 3M, and W.L. Gore have in common? And what defines a community of passion, anyway?

Over the past few months, I've been engaged in a Management Hackathon with a few folks you might recognize from opensource.com and some other members of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), an online community started by Gary Hamel. » Read more

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10gen offers prizes for MongoDB Community Champion, Innovative Application, and Core Contributor

10gen offers prizes for MongoDB Community Champion, Innovative Application, and

As part of the MongoDB Community Awards program introduced this year, 10gen, the company which develops MongoDB, will be rewarding a peer-elected Community Champion, as well as Innovative Application and Core Contributor winners, with a trip to SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas in March 2012. » Read more

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CityCamp Minnesota: Where web 2.0 meets all things local

CityCamp Minnesota: Where web 2.0 meets all things local

Picture this: A six hour coffee break with over 100 social media and open source enthusiasts from government, community organizations, technology start-ups, and the community at-large. Ahead of you in line at the coffee pot are software developers, social media experts, open government advocates, and students. What’s that? It sounds too good to be true?

Think again! » Read more

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A community of practice is more than a website

A community of practice is more than a website

A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession.

Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual collaboration, engagement, platforms, and Enterprise 2.0. Senior leaders want to establish them, new employees are being told to join them, and middle managers are being told to support them, but what, exactly are they? » Read more

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10 ways to craft a career that will stand the test of time

10 ways to craft a career that will stand the test of time

What does it take to craft a career that is likely to stand the test of time? In my new book The Shift: the future of work is already here, I talk a great deal about the five forces that will shape work and careers: » Read more

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Default to open: The scientific method

The scientific method: it all starts with a simple, essential question. How can you "know" something?

How can we gather knowledge and have confidence in the correctness of such knowledge? The lucubration of many smart minds over the centuries came to refine the following: » Read more

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