Painting The Bikeshed: Lessons From A Drupal 8 Initiative Owner

In March of 2011 I was named as the first initiative owner for Drupal 8. I was excited and proud and itching to get going, but I felt one emotion more than any other - paralyzing fear. The Drupal community is filled with talented engineers, but moving from coder to project manager and community leader can be incredibly difficult. This session will outline some of the lessons I've learned about our community and the ways to (or more often not to) get it moving towards a goal.


Time slot: 
Tuesday 3:45pm-4:45pm
Drupal community
Experience level: 
Questions answered by this session: 
What are our biggest challenges in building consensus?
How does our infrastructure make open discussion problematic?
When is the right time to close a discussion and take a decision?
What skills do Drupal community leaders need?
How can people set appropriate boundaries and limits to prevent themselves from becoming burnt out and/or horribly bitter?
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