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Dawn Foster
Works at The Scale Factory
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I'm on a roll - two blog posts in one week! Today's blog post is about how NextCloud Revives ownCloud’s Open Source Cloud Storage Software. Big thanks to +Frank Karlitschek for taking the time to answer a few of my questions, which made for some nice quotes in the article :)
Typically when an open source software provider is having business difficulties or drops its open source project, the software itself is viewed as suspect by the enterprise, which looks for stability and long term support above all else. The newly launched Nextcloud, which is picking up the open source storage software from the struggling ownCloud, …
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I wrote another blog post! "Three Questions to Ask About DevOps Metrics and Measurements" it's my first blog post for The New Stack :)
DevOps is all the rage these days. Everyone is talking about it, and companies are jumping on the practice to automate their development and deployment processes. However, DevOps is complicated, and there is no one right approach ideal for every team. How you should measure success will also depend on your situation, and there are …
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The third post in my DevOps Interview series!
 
The Godfather of DevOps, Patrick Debois, shares insight on overcoming hurdles and making DevOps work for you:
Patrick Debois is best known as the founder of DevOpsDays and as a creator of the DevOps movement, which explains why some refer to him as the “Godfather of DevOps”. As CTO of Small Town Heroes, an interactive video company, he puts these DevOps practices to the test on a daily basis to deliver mobile applications, and he recently organized a new event, Mobile Delivery Days.
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A few people have asked to see the video for my Open source: A Job and an Adventure talk. Here's video from the talk as the keynote for #OSDC in Berlin last week.
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I like this talk. And I appreciate the shout-out. :)

Quick minor update, if I may: while I did work mostly on HA 4-5 years ago, most of what I do now is in private/hybrid cloud and distributed storage.
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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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My latest "What is DevOps" interview with +Mark Imbriaco just went up on Linux.com!
Mark Imbriaco has spent the past 20 years working at some of the most interesting and innovative companies in the industry, including 37Signals, GitHub, and DigitalOcean before moving on to become Co-Founder and CEO at Operable. You can also find him talking about various DevOps topics at conferences and elsewhere online. Linux.com: Why are so many organizations embracing DevOps?
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The latest in my DevOps series on Linux.com: an interview with John Willis! https://www.linux.com/blog/what-devops-john-willis-explains
John Willis is an IT operations veteran of more than 35 years, and he has been a leader in the DevOps movement from the beginning. He is a co-host of the DevOps Cafe podcast, co-author of the upcoming DevOps Handbook, and Evangelist at Docker. You can find him presenting about DevOps, most likely with a few Deming quotes, at numerous events around the world.
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The second post in my DevOps series is live on linux.com: an interview with +Michael Ducy https://www.linux.com/blog/what-devops-michael-ducy-explains
Michael Ducy is known by many as the goat whisperer and co-host of the Goat Farm podcast and blog focused on DevOps in the enterprise. He is a champion for the idea that you should staff your DevOps team with curious, hungry individuals (goats) from within your company, rather than from the outside. When he isn’t blogging, podcasting or speaking at conferences, you can find him at Chef where he is Manager, Solutions Architects.
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I'm doing some blogging again! Here's my DevOps interview with Kris Buytaert on linux.com: https://www.linux.com/blog/what-devops-kris-buytaert-explains
Kris Buytaert is known as one of the instigators of the current DevOps movement and organizer of several related conferences, including DevOpsDays and Config Management Camp. He is a long-time Linux and open source consultant who often claims that everything is a freaking DNS problem. You can find him speaking at events and consulting as the CTO (Chief Trolling Officer) at Inuits on everything from Infrastructure as Code to Continuous Delivery.
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I'm honored to have made it into the finals for the Red Hat Women in Open Source award! Don't forget to vote for your favorite - so many great women on this list!
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PhD Student and Consultant
Employment
  • The Scale Factory
    Consultant, 2015 - present
    Consulting on open source software and community building.
  • 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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London, UK
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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