As a long-time fan of the Open Source movement, I was happy to recruit open source advocate Jason Hibbets to be this month’s Designbox speaker in downtown Raleigh, NC. Jason outlined how using open source concepts can improve business and government, with examples from Raleigh and beyond.
You don’t have to be an open source veteran to appreciate his lessons-learned. His talk focused on how using the open source model of participation can improve any organization or process:
- Transparency leads to accountability
- Collaboration leads to innovative ideas
- Participation leads to more eyes, ideas
- Rapid prototyping leads to failing faster
- Meritocracy leads to best ideas, buy-in
- Passion leads to commitment
Here’s a 54 minute recording of his inspiring and entertaining talk and Q&A today at Designbox:
For the slides, you can download the OpenOffice presentation (you can open the file in PowerPoint and Google Presentation):
- Download the slides in OpenOffice format (13MB)
- Download the slides in PDF format (9MB) [I’m working on fixing some formatting issues I generated in the file conversion]
Got questions for Jason? You can reach him on Twitter at @JHibbets. Thanks to Beth & Aly Khalifa for making the event possible!