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Community Leadership Summit 2011 Lightning Talks[]

At each year at CLS we have a lightning talks session at 10am - 11am on the Sunday of the event. The goal of these talks is to be a really quick bite of great work that is going on - they are quick fire and they are no longer than five minutes long.

There are a few rules for the lightning talks:

  • the five minute limit is hard - if you go over your five minutes you will be gonged off. :-)
  • no slides for the lightning talks - getting computers hooked up often sucks up too much time - do feel free to use other visual props that don't require setting a computer up. :-)

That's it - volunteer your topics here!

Volunteered Lightning Talks[]

Please add the topic, a brief description and your name:

  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware - Marc Laporte - An open source platform to support/organize your communities. Tiki is Software made the Wiki Way and offers hundreds of built-in features. (There will be a session on this topic later today).
  • MofuMobi- Aaron Allison- A mobile platform for customized, dynamic applications. All app are created from SQL queries and built-in objects from MofuMobi's platform. Integrating with most internal software systems, MofuMobi can bring vital information to your mobile! supports Android and iPhones.
  • Splitting off subgroups (aka How to keep everyone happy) - Martijn Verburg - Some communities span a very broad topic (e.g. The Java ecosystem) and grumblings can quickly occur when the community leadership doesn't cater for the varying interests. I'll cover how we solved the problem for the London Java Community.
  • OS-Independent PDA Tool - Vaitheeshwar Ramachandran - A solution for desktop-applications (based on lightweight virtualization) which allows a user to run her personalized software from a pendrive/flash disk on any compatible computer even though they do not exist on local disks of the host desktop computer.
  • Your job title is killing us: Why wacky job titles are hurting our industry - Sam Eder - We've heard them all before- People Wrangler, Community Ninja, Funky Wizard, ect but those job titles actually impact the community managers inside of totally unrelated organizations. I'll make my case as to why, for the sake of community managers all over the world, we need to put some rigor behind our jobs on paper. Warning: I may use some profanity.
  • A Look at Cooperatives - Richard Esplin - There are a lot of business models for funding a community effort, and the cooperative model does not get much attention. This quick introduction will help increase awareness of this tool.
  • Topic - your name - description


  • Eric Herberholz - Tools, tools, and more tools!!!