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A January '09 Fast Company article deemed the Sustainability Systems Developer one of the Ten Best Green Jobs for the next decade. Mary Vincent talks about Green Software Investments and Case Studies in Smart Grid, New Media, Mobile, Web Calculators, Solar, Data Centers and IT, Energy Management, Water Efficiency, Carbon Accounting, and Lighting.

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Kaliya (@IdentityWoman) has been working on cultivating open standards for user-centric identity since 2004. She co-founded, co-produces and facilitates the Internet Identity Workshop, the primary venue for collaboration amongst large internet portals, large Enterprise IT companies and small innovators.


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Apple, Microsoft, Google: what your company name says about your market aspirations ad more. Ann Winblad, Venture Capitalist and SD Forum Co-chair, shares her thoughts on naming your company and how it shapes your future as a business.

Hummer Winblad Venture Partners:


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When Vinnie moved out from NYC more than 4 years ago, the first thing he did was set up a meetup at a coffee shop to me local tech folk. Starting with just 5 people at the first meetup, he quickly grew it to 100 and now they're 4,800 members strong. Vinnie Lauria shares his early experiences and advice on how he grew his 4,800 member community from just 5 people over the past 4 years. In addition to organizing the Silicon Valley New Tech Meetup, Vinnie is the co-founder of Forum Hosting.

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Red Hat Sr. Community Architect, Karsten Wade, introduces a new upstream community-written handbook, "The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors". The handbook is for community members and leaders to share practices within their domains that help them grow happy and successful contributors and projects. Red Hat's community team has 20 years of experience enabling communities of contributors to turn ideas in to innovations. The methods that make these type of communities successful are gathered in the new handbook.

In this video, Karsten Wade introduces the team's work in compiling, writing, and now releasing the handbook as an upstream collaboration project. It's a community book, for community members and leaders, written by the community itself.

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Peter Kellner explains how to understand and work with corporate giants as a developer community leader and conference organizer. He counseled us to know their orientation, methods, staffing, affiliations, and how they collaborate. Peter is the founder of the Silicon Valley Code Camp.

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Nancy Frishberg, Chair of BayCHI (2008-2010), taps into the leadership of the BayCHI community to open its principles for success as a volunteer organization. We captured comments from 16 current and past BayCHI volunteers about how our organization has attracted members, and functioned for over 20 years.

BayCHI, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), brings together scholars, practitioners, and users to exchange ideas about human-computer interaction and about the design and evaluation of human interfaces for products and services. BayCHI was founded in 1989.

Nancy Frishberg


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Tammy Baker, a VP of Engineering at several Silicon Valley start-ups, provides advice based on her work with Silicon Valley Code Camp and Dare 2B Digital.

Got an idea for a great community event? Thinking about starting something from scratch? Tammy gives advice and insights on what is in store for you. Learn the steps to starting a community event from scratch.

Dare 2B Digital on Saturday, February 27, 2010:

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4.1.3 Scott Kennedy - Building Real Community - Ignite Seattle 2007-8-8

Noonhat is a website for meeting people at lunch. Brian created it.

What is Ignite?

Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

Find an Ignite near you, start your own or watch a video.