Presented by:


Deb Nicholson

from SeaGL

Deb Nicholson wants to make the world a better place with technology and social justice for all. After many years of local political organizing, she started handling outreach for the Free Software Foundation and became an enthusiastic free software activist. She likes talking to developers about software patents, to project maintainers about leadership and activists about free software. She is currently the Community Outreach Director at the Open Invention Network and the Community Manager at GNU MediaGoblin. She also serves on the board at Open Hatch, a.k.a. Free Software's Welcoming Committee. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts -- surrounded by a community of food nerds and noisy musicians.

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Team meetings set the stage for your work as a group, but unfortunately many of us attend meetings that feel like a complete waste of time. Meetings that meander off-topic, that repeatedly drift back to the same unresolved topic, or end up turning into a monologue don't foster great team work. Once poor habits are established, it can feel difficult to reclaim a weekly wasteful meeting.

Luckily, there are ways to gently disrupt disorganized meetings. Either as the meeting convener or as a participant, you have the power to improve the meetings you attend. This talk will teach you how to set the stage for a productive meeting, how to keep a meeting on course and how to politely but firmly handle several common types of meeting derailment. The best part is that the difference is immediately noticeable. Healthy meeting habits are contagious, in the best possible way!

2018 November 9 - 16:00
20 min
Room 3178
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2018

Happening at the same time:

  1. The Intersection of Tech x Social Good
  2. Start Time:
    2018 November 9 16:00

    Room 3179

  3. Centralized Syslog Made Easy
  4. Start Time:
    2018 November 9 16:00

    Room 3183

  5. It's properties all the way down! Narrowing in on a property test's input space.
  6. Start Time:
    2018 November 9 16:00

    Room 3180

  7. You Are Never Too Old to Change to a Tech Career
  8. Start Time:
    2018 November 9 16:00

    Room 3184