An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010 and gave a few great talks on many things open source. Somewhere in there, she even learned to make an awesome Seychellen curry.
She’s worked as Program Manager for Google Summer of Code, Community Manager forOSU’s Open Source Lab and Community Engineering Team Manager at Red Hat. In August 2013, she joined Elasticsearch as Community Manager, where she looks forward to getting things done by facilitating user happiness.
Whilst not doing things community at Elasticsearch, Leslie is in the “save the world business” and works on side projects that make the world a better place. She serves as a Board Member for CASH Music, the Privly Foundation and the Sahana Software Foundation. Leslie lives in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. with her two cats, who are looking forward to expatriating with her to The Netherlands.
You can follow her adventures on Twitter or her blog at http://hawthornlandings.org
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