The April 2019 Open Organization Ambassadors Report

Contents

{1} Editor’s Notes
{2} Ambassador Publications
{3} Site Stats
{4} Monthly Highlights
{5} Looking Ahead
{6} Ambassador Notes

{1} Editor’s Notes

The year is just flying by. As we put a bow on the first quarter of 2019, we’re celebrating everything our community has accomplished so far this year. The open organization community published seven new articles in April, and in sum our materials generated 15,808 page views at Opensource.com. Volumes in the Open Organization book series received 274 total downloads.

In this month’s report, read more about what the Open Organization Ambassadors are up to worldwide, prepare for the Open Organization experience at Red Hat Summit 2019, and learn how you can get involved with the next Open Organization book project.

Editorially yours,
Bryan

{2} Ambassador Publications

Ambassadors published the following articles in April:

{3} Site Stats

Our top articles of the month were:

  1. Ben Owens: “Can schools be agile?”
    https://opensource.com/open-organization/19/4/education-culture-agile
    Views: 1,876

  2. Matt MacKinnon: “A 3-step process for delivering tough feedback”
    https://opensource.com/open-organization/19/4/be-open-with-difficult-feedback
    Views: 609

  3. Amarachi Achonu: “Making computer science curricula as adaptable as our code”
    https://opensource.com/open-organization/19/4/adaptable-curricula-computer-science
    Views: 425

Additional metrics:

Page views for April: 15,808 (March: 15,090; February: 13,557)

Organize for Innovation downloads in April: 71 (March: 29; February: 26)
Workbook downloads in April: 32 (March: 21; February: 26)
Guide to IT Culture Change downloads in April: 50 (March: 28; February: 46)
Leaders Manual downloads in April: 67 (March: 75; February: 61)
Field Guide downloads in April: 28 (March: 42; February: 54)

Open Organization Definition downloads in April: 26 (March: 26; February: 19)

{4} Monthly Highlights

  • The Open Organization is traveling to Red Hat Summit with an interactive experienced designed to highlight how open principles change the way we work, manage, and lead! In Boston, attendees can visit the Open Organization community booth to discuss their culture- and process-focused organizational challenges—and learn how embracing open principles can help them tackle those challenges. Additionally, attendees can participate in a number of open organization-focused presentations in the Culture of Collaboration space in the Summit’s Expo Hall.[1]

  • The open organization community is currently at work on the next volume in the Open Organization book series, tentatively titled The Open Organization Guide for Educators. The book—taking shape, like all other installments in the series, on GitHub[2]—will focus on the ways open principles and practices can help us re-imagine educational organizations. All are welcome to participate; first-draft chapters are due May 31.[3]

  • The “Open Organization Highlights” newsletter is making its triumphant return! This monthly mailing collects community resources and delivers them straight to your inbox. Are you subscribed?[4]

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[1] https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/open-organization-guide-red-hat-summit-2019
[2] https://github.com/open-organization-ambassadors/open-org-educators-guide
[3] https://github.com/open-organization-ambassadors/open-org-educators-guide#project-timeline
[4] https://opensource.com/open-organization/resources/newsletter

{5} Looking Ahead

  • The next meeting of the Open Organization Ambassadors community will occur Thursday, May 16 at 09:00 Eastern / 13:00 UTC / 14:00 CET. Meeting notes are online and available for contributions.[1]

  • Want to get involved with the next community-produced volume in the Open Organization book series? Check out the project’s repository, view the working table of contents, propose a chapter, and get in touch.[2]

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[1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sSC6HUXxwDGPW941CErQrsIrlK3KrkhVwHOifBeMjL8/edit?usp=sharing
[2] https://github.com/open-organization-ambassadors/open-org-educators-guide/blob/master/table_of_contents.md

{6} Ambassador Notes

Ben Owens writes:

“I attended a wonderful 3-day training in Napa Valley as part of the onboarding process to become a PBLWorks National Faculty member.[1] I was also part of the US Delegation to the Beijing Science Creation Competition in March (and will have a blog coming out in a few days from EdNC on this).[2] I presented a workshop on Open Way Learning at the recent Innovative Schools Network Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI. And as you know, my “Can Schools be Agile” was recently published at Opensource.com.”[3]

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[1] https://www.pblworks.org/
[2] http://www.ncsciencecompetition.org/
[3] https://opensource.com/open-organization/19/4/education-culture-agile

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{May the 4th be with you!—BB}