I was reading the last Gael’s blog post about the community response and I think it’s a good time to share something different than AMT, parallelism and so on.
Today I want to share my second life as a community guy; in my free time I use to participate in community events like presentations, training and so on. I started when I was in college in a Latin American academic initiative called “Student Clubs”; I had a love hate relationship with this initiative but the truth is that it let a lot of people learned about the latest technologies without getting out their group of friends.
Then I joined a non-profit organization called “Ineta", there we organized and presented a lot of events focused on people and knowledge more than tools or products. I have always found that people tend to not feeling comfortable with this kind of event format so it’s a challenge to lead on them, but it feels great to participate in that kind of activities, you know there are few things money cannot buy and this feeling is one of them. I agree with Gael when she says one really does make the difference. After Ineta I took a break and then I joined this great community =).
In my work We are also trying to build community, We are currently hosting a free event about Software Testing . And in my other free time (maybe I need a plutonian day) I’m presenting sessions on Windows Mobile native development.
Ok, I hope I was not boring =)
Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis.