Author Archives: Leslie Hawthorn

Keynoting Berlin Buzzwords Conference

I’ll be giving the Opening Keynote at the Berlin Buzzwords Conference in June, and I am incredibly excited about giving this talk and the opportunity to meet up with so many of my colleagues. For a brief teaser on the … Continue reading

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New Post on the Systers Blog

Recently, Robin Jeffries asked me to pen a post for the Systers Blog on some of the recent incidents of sexism in the tech industry. The post is now live. The good news? Proposed solutions for making things better. Always … Continue reading

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Joining Red Hat

tl;dr: I’ve traded in startup life for a newly started team within Red Hat focused on helping their upstream communities. So, I like startup life: the opportunity to define one’s role in the organization, the chance to work on many … Continue reading

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PyCon: A Community Walkthrough

I attended PyCon 2012 last week in Santa Clara, California and had a fantastic time. Check out my post on the conference on the AppFog blog.

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New Year, New Gig

tl;dr: I’m excited to announce that I have joined AppFog as their new Community Manager. When I decided to move to Portland a year and a half ago, the choice was obvious. I was looking for a city filled with … Continue reading

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CASH Music: What, Why and Where You Fit In

So, I’ve mentioned my many side projects. Like in my penultimate post. And the time has come to talk about another one, namely CASH Music. I sit on CASH’s Board and provide guidance regarding outreach to the open source community, … Continue reading

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Negotiation: Avoiding the Vale of Suck Starts with You

Ed. Note: This post also serves as my wrap up of all things OSCON 2011. I didn’t give a talk, I had a great time in the OSL Booth, saw lots of awesome people, as usual. Went to Trek in … Continue reading

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Why PIE? Oh yes, and startups apply now!

A friend once told me that whenever you want to get something done, you ought to ask a busy person. I’m pretty sure I was also the person he was asking about how to get something done.  Over the last … Continue reading

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Southern Hospitality and Saving the World: SELF!

I’m also a big fan of sibilance. I’ll be heading back to South Carolina next week to speak at Southeast Linux Fest on Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software: Saving the World One Bit at a Time.  I (re)met a few … Continue reading

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Going Forth and Doing Good with Sahana

I have recently accepted an appointment to the Board of the Sahana Software Foundation (SSF), a humanitarian free and open source software project. The SSF is dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and … Continue reading

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