Assholes are killing your project

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Standard [35 minutes]

The strength of your community is the best predictor of your project's long-term viability. What happens when that community is gradually infiltrated by assholes, who infect everyone else with their constant negativity and personal attacks? Although someone may be a valuable technical contributor, that person will never contribute as much to the project as the many others who are scared away and demotivated.

This talk will teach you about the dramatic impact assholes are having on your organization today and will show you how you can begin to repair it.

I've given previous incarnations of this talk at Monktoberfest, Open Source Bridge, and elsewhere, and gotten rave reviews from diverse technical audiences because it brings quantitative numbers to what's normally a soft, hand-waving topic.

I uploaded slides from my Monktoberfest talk last month so you can get a slight feel for what the talk is all about.

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