Jono Bacon
Building Belonging.
Community Manager

Jono Bacon works at Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager, and helps lead the worldwide community of contributors who work on the Ubuntu family of distributions. He started his work back in 1998, building one of the UK’s first Linux websites, Linux UK, and created a large team of contributors who produced and maintained the site. While at University, Bacon went on to join the KDEproject, founded the KDE Usability Study, KDE::Enterprise, wrote some KDE applications and became the UK contact for the project.

After he graduated from the University Of Wolverhampton with a Ba(Hon) in Interactive Multimedia Communication, he went on to be a full-time journalist, writing over 400 articles for over 12 magazines and online publishing houses. He also wrote three books - Linux Desktop Hacks (O’Reilly), The Official Ubuntu Book (Prentice Hall) and Practical PHP and MySQL (Prentice Hall).


In his new talk Building Belonging, Jono Bacon explores the underlying recipe behind what makes great community and talks about many of the concepts that he and his team have used as part of the Ubuntu community.

The presentation takes a fun, amusing and anecdote laden tour-de-force of community in a way that any community can implement. Be sure to be there!