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Social norms: “professionalism”

I’m not sure if it came from a guidance counselor or my parents or some sort of magical “install social norm” button, but somewhere along the lines I learned these things about professionalism: Dress appropriately Don’t curse Don’t interrupt Don’t question people above you in the hierarchy These tips are subjective and truncated. I started thinking about how personality and… Read more →

Mostly Wins in the Community Call

I switched the technology for the February 2nd Story Community call and that was kind of a fail. We’ll be switching back to the IT Support-sanctioned Life-size Cloud. This time we tried Zoom, which is cool, but turns proprietary after 30 minutes. Our lively group got kicked out of the room mid-call, which was annoying. Also I forgot to hit the… Read more →

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How to run a Community Call

I originally wrote this article for Opensource.com Open organizations explicitly invite participation from external communities, because these organizations know their products and programs are world class only if they include a variety of perspectives at all phases of development. Liaising with and assisting those communities is critical. And community calls are my favorite method for interacting with stakeholders both inside… Read more →