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.
In August 2013, she joined Elasticsearch as Community Manager.