Lessons learned from the world of online communities told in the style of Dr. Seuss.
Play Nice: Be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members
This translates to:
“I’m the Lorax who speaks for the trees which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please. NOW…thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, there’s not enough Truffula Fruit to go ’round. And my poor Bar-bar-loots are all getting the crummies because they have gas, and no food in their tummies!”
Dawn M. Foster is currently the Director of Developer Relations at Jive Software, a collaboration software company in Portland, OR. She has more than 12 years of experience in technology and software with expertise in open source software, web 2.0, social media, blogging, and community building.
Dawn is the author of Fast Wonder: An Open Culture Blog and is currently working on a book for O’Reilly Media about the Art of Community. She organizes a monthly Portland BarCamp Meetup event for local technology employees, is an organizer for the Portland BarCamp event, and helps organize Ignite Portland. She is a co-founder and Chair of Legion of Tech.
Previously, Dawn worked at Compiere, Intel, and a Midwestern manufacturing company in positions ranging from Unix system administrator to market researcher to open source strategist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kent State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Ashland University.