I’ve been, in various ways, doing community stuff for around twenty years, mostly around software but also around college basketball. I’m a programmer and attorney by training; procrastinator by nature.
Most recently, I was the head of the Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation. One of my team members there pointed me at Feverbee years ago (and praised it to the heavens!) but I’ve always been a lurker, never a participant.
I recently co-founded a company (website, but we’re pretty much in a quiet phase right now - not much to see.) I am the community guy amongst the founders, so I’m responsible for a growth-phase community for the first time in ages. This is exciting, but also comes at an obvious inflection point for all of us: with Slack, Facebook, etc., the online community world is very different than it was 3-5 years ago, so I’m not only having to relearn growth v. maintenance v. mitosis but also new tools (or old tools in new bottles - I spent most of my 20s on IRC I’m hoping participation here will help sharpen my thinking again, and look forward to participating even as I realize this community has been somewhat quiet
Thanks for having me…