Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, OpenAdvantage, and consulted and advised a range of organizations.

Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote the best-selling The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the primary annual conference for community managers and leaders, the Community Leadership Summit, founder of the Community Leadership Forum, and is a regular keynote speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice. He also writes columns for Forbes and opensource.com.

Bacon has provided community management consultancy for both internal and external communities for a range...

Authored Content

Open community, gardeners and food co-op

Building community is tricky, delicate work. This video explains 10 of the most common mistakes organizations and leaders make when they try to do it.
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Working openly means admitting when we've made mistakes. What would you do differently if you could?
Grumpy cat graphic by Kimberly Keyes

How to build a productive relationship with the complicated people in your life.
Andrew Magill. CC BY 2.0

How can you define project requirements, engage multiple stakeholders, delegate work, and track progress—all in the open? Here's one tried-and-true method.
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In open organizations, lines of communication move in unconventional directions. Do you know how to adapt your style to different audiences?

Contributed Content

Lightning talks.

Jono Bacon describes a singular passion that motivates his career in open source: "Figuring out how...