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Dawn Foster
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If you missed it this weekend, I blogged and spoke at FOSDEM / FLOSS Community Metrics about extracting data from open source communities http://fastwonderblog.com/2016/01/30/extracting-data-from-open-source-communities/ & using Gource to visualize your source code repositories: http://fastwonderblog.com/2016/01/29/using-gource-to-visualize-your-repositories/
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After spending 2 days on holiday in Madrid, I'm spending the rest of the week talking about PhD research and metrics with Bitergia and then speaking at CLSx Madrid on Saturday.

So far I've been wandering, eating, and drinking my way through the city :)

Next week: on holiday in Lisbon!
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Maybe I have too many German friends on Google+? Google keeps telling me that my Google+ page (when viewed in the web browser) is in German and helpfully asks if I would like to translate it :)
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Same here....:-)
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HashiConf is looking for speakers! We're having a conference in Portland in September called HashiConf. It is focused around HashiCorp tools: Vagrant, Packer, Consul, Terraform, Vault. These cover a wide spectrum from developer-focused (Vagrant) to IT/Ops/DevOps (Consul, Vault), but can generally be considered "DevOps."

We know there are some really great women in these spaces (so many!). We're holding slots to try to ensure we have a diverse and welcoming conference for as many groups as possible. We're reaching out to you to ask for your help, if you're interested.

We'd like to ask any interested people to submit talks to us covering any of our range of tools. If it uses our tools, huge plus, if it doesn't but is interesting to the category, then we'd still like it. 

All information including code of conduct is available on the website at hashiconf.com

We already closed the official CFP, but as I said we have some additional reserved slots we'd like to fill. Please email any proposals to me directly. I will handle them directly to make sure they're handled in a timely manner. For proposals, please just include your talk abstract. All other information is irrelevant for the purpose of looking at talks until we accept it. At that point, we'd need name and other information for logistics. 

We'll be covering speaker travel and lodging and I'm more than happy to answer any questions if you email me directly.

My email is mitchell@hashicorp.com

Thanks!
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Just finished my last day at Puppet Labs. It's sad to leave, but I'm super excited about the PhD program and am having a lovely time in London!
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Nice pub next to Hampstead Heath with pool table, perfect hangout on Sunday afternoons in summer: http://www.fullpint.com/showpub.php?pubid=341&meta=Freemasons+Arms/Hampstead
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Don't forget that we're having a Puppet Contributor Summit the day after Config Management Camp on February 4 in Gent, Belgium.

Anyone who currently contributes to Puppet open source projects, modules, or related projects is welcome. Puppet users who are interested in making their first contributions are also invited to participate!

Config Management Camp and the Puppet Contributor Summit are right after FOSDEM in Gent, a short train ride away from Brussels, so it's a great way to combine trips!
We are holding our third Puppet Contributor Summit in Ghent, Belgium on February 4, 2015, the day after FOSDEM and ConfigManagement Camp. This event is for both existing and new contributors to Puppet, related projects, and modules, and we would love to see the following people attend the Contributor Summit! People who submit pull requests and contribute code to our projects Community members working on related projects People who contribute t...
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Are you coming to FOSDEM and ConfigManagementCamp? Want to stay an extra day for the Puppet Contributor Summit EU?
We are holding our third Puppet Contributor Summit in Ghent, Belgium on February 4, 2015, the day after FOSDEM and ConfigManagement Camp. This event is for both existing and new contributors to Puppet, related projects, and modules, and we would love to see the following people attend the Contributor Summit! People who submit pull requests and contribute code to our projects Community members working on related projects People who contribute t...
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Thiago :( I'll let you know when I'm back in pdx.

Sri - would be great to see you!
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<sniff> sad to miss this!
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+Jeffrey Osier-mixon and I wrote a blog post on opensource.com about our pre-LinuxCon trip to Bletchley Park and The National Museum of Computing. Huge thanks again to +David Anders for being an amazing tour guide and to +Rikki Endsley for being a great editor :)
A side trip to Bletchley Park on the way to LinuxCon in Dublin provides a behind-the-scenes history lesson on the thousands of lives Alan Turing and computer science saved during the second World War.
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Bletchley was amazing! Then when we went up the hill to go to the computer museum and walked into the room with Colossus (and then the subsequent room with tons of old gear), it smelled of metal and machine oil. Man, I love that smell.
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A video of my network analysis talk from OSCON. You can find the code and other stuff here: https://github.com/geekygirldawn/oscon_2015
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Thank you, great talk.
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Pictures of my new flat in London. I'm mostly moved in :)
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Nice kitchen
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Want my awesome job at Puppet Labs? The job posting for my replacement went online today! 
Director of Evangelism and Community open job details at Puppet Labs, Customer Success department, in Portland, OR
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+Dawn Foster Now I know why you're living in London!  Wondeful!  Best of luck on your Ph.D.  BTW I manage to somehow get into your old group at Intel. :)
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PhD Student
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  • Fast Wonder
    Online Community Consultant, 2008 - 2012
  • Puppet Labs
    Community Manager, 2012 - 2015
  • Intel
    Open Source Community Lead, 2012
  • Timken
  • Compiere
  • Jive Software
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Portland, OR - Ohio - san jose, ca - erie, pa
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PhD Student, Community Manager, Runner, Reader, World Traveler, Vegan, Author and Technology Enthusiast
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Community Manager, Blogger, Vegan, Author and Technology Enthusiast

Dawn has 20 years of experience in business and technology with expertise in strategic planning, management, community building, community management, open source software, market research, social media, and RSS. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events. She has experience building new communities, and managing existing communities with a particular emphasis on developer and open source communities. Most recently, Dawn was the Director of Community at Puppet Labs, and prior to Puppet Labs, she was leading the Community Office within Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. In addition to working at Intel, Dawn was an online community consultant, and she has worked at Jive Software, Compiere, and a Midwestern manufacturing company in positions ranging from Unix system administrator to market researcher to community manager to open source strategist.

While at Jive Software, she was responsible for building a developer community for Jive’s new Clearspace product line and managing the existing Ignite Realtime open source community. She was a co-founder and board member of Legion of Tech, a non-profit chartered with organizing free events for the Portland, Oregon technology community. As part of her work with Legion of Tech, Dawn was an organizer forPortland BarCampIgnite Portland and other events. She was also a co-founder and community evangelist for the location-based start-up, Shizzow. Dawn holds an MBA from Ashland University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kent State University. Dawn regularly blogs about online communities as the author of the Fast Wonder Blog, and she blogs for GigaOM’s WebWorkerDaily. She is the author of the books, What Dawn Eats: Vegan Food That Isn’t Weird and Companies and Communities: Participating without being sleazy.

Education
  • University of Greenwich
    present
  • Hillsdale High School
  • Kent State University
  • Ashland University
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Female
Birthday
April 6
Other names
Dawn Walsh, geekygirldawn