This panel and the follow-up questions presents an hour-long discussion about the trends and directions for technical communities in the next decade. It does not try to predict exactly what will happen (everyone knows how badly that turns out) but it does examine the trends that are occurring as a result of technology and the generational change of the participants.
Watch it here.
Vanessa DiMauro, CEO and Chief Digital Officer of Leader Networks
Vanessa is the driving force behind Leader Networks which is a research and strategy company for online community building. Her background spans two decades in leadership positions (Cambridge Technology Partners, Computerworld, and CXO Systems). She is the founder of Leader Networks and has helped many influential companies in the world.
Vanessa’s work has been reference in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Forbes. She was named one of 40 top social marketing masters worldwide by Forbes. Currently she teaches at Babson College and Columbia University.
Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, Slashdot
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda is the creator of Slashdot, the popular News For Nerds website. He helped define crowdsourcing news creation, content aggregation, and community driven moderation. Since his days leading Slashdot, he has created Trove (available in various App Stores!). Rob self-describes himself as an unemployed digital vagabond who plays Super Mario Bros. and Zelda with his sons.
Lindsey Pollak, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Millennial Workplace Expert
Lindsey Pollak consults on the millennial generation and the multigenerational workplace. Her advice has been requested by Citi, Estee Lauder, GE, IBM, Ralph Lauren, Yale, Harvard, and MIT.
She is a New York Times best-selling author ("Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders" and "Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World.") Her wisdom is cited on The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR.
Susan Hassler, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Spectrum Magazine
Susan is an editor and journalist dealing with scientific and technical topics. She has served as editor-in-chief and editor at various prestigious scientific journals, institutes, and magazines.