The October 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

Welcome to the October edition of the Open Organization Ambassadors Report!

October was an impressive month for the open organization community. Ambassador Laura Hilliger launched a multimedia series chronicling her work at Greenpeace. Several members of the Ambassador community gathered in Raleigh for 2020 community planning and participation in the All Things Open conference. And the Open Organization Guide for Educators continued to receive attention, both on Opensource.com and in the press.

In all, our materials generated 1,094 page views at Opensource.com and volumes in our book series saw 334 total downloads. Read on to learn more about what the community is up to!

Editorially yours,
Bryan

{2} Ambassador Publications

Ambassadors published the following articles in October:

{3} Site Stats

The most-read article of the month was:

Additional metrics:

  • Page views for October: 15,053 (September: 15,559; August: 12,792)
  • Organize for Innovation downloads in October: 40 (September: 50; August: 43)
  • Workbook downloads in October: 41 (September: 36; August: 20)
  • Guide to IT Culture Change downloads in October: 43 (September: 52; August: 33)
  • Guide for Educators downloads in October: 116 (September: 334; August: NA)
  • Leaders Manual downloads in October: 35 (September: 43; August: 32)
  • Field Guide downloads in October: 44 (September: 47; August: 31)
  • Open Organization Definition downloads in October: 15 (September: 21; August: 11)

{4} Monthly Highlights

  • In October, Open Organization Ambassador Laura Hilliger debuted a three-part multimedia series detailing her work helping Greenpeace become an open organization. The series, which combines Laura’s written narrative with audio and video clips, concludes in November.[1]

  • Several Open Organization Ambassadors gathered at the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, October 13‒15. Ambassadors collaborated at an in-person workshop to conduct 2020 community planning, and identified several short- and long-term goals they’d like to achieve in the coming year. Ambassadors also staffed a both in the conference expo hall, where they distributed copies of books in the Open Organization series and discussed open culture and process challenges with attendees.

  • The Open Organization Guide for Educators received press in October. Lancaster Online [2] published a story about contributor Max Bushong, a high school student at Penn Manor (and the book’s youngest contributor). Additionally, EducationDive [3] published a piece from book contributor Charlie Reisinger, also of Penn Manor, who summarized his own chapter of the book.

[1] https://opensource.com/tags/open-organization-greenpeace
[2] https://lancasteronline.com/news/schools/when-it-comes-to-tech-penn-manor-student-has-the/article_a69da0fc-ef43-11e9-bcf5-93fc3ff2f365.html
[3] https://www.educationdive.com/news/high-schoolers-in-charge-how-one-school-gave-up-control-and-won/565188/

{5} Looking Ahead

  • The next meeting of the Open Organization Ambassadors community will occur November 14, 2019 at 16:00 Eastern / 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET. At this meeting, we’ll welcome Matt Thompson of Work Open, who’ll share his recent work.[1] A meeting agenda is now available for Open Organization Ambassadors to modify and populate.[2]

  • The next (and final) article in the multimedia series by Laura Hilliger will debut on Tuesday, November 05 at Opensource.com. This final chapter explains how helping her team learn to work openly taught Laura some new lessons in open leadership.

[1] https://workopen.org/matt/
[2] November 14, 2019 Meeting

{6} Ambassador Notes

Jen Kelchner writes:

"As LDR21 approaches its 3rd birthday at the top of the year, we have found ourselves in a new space serving the Public Sector CIOs and CTOs in NA and EMEA. With this shift in the last year, we are launching a rebrand and new market position on November 4th! From a new brand identity, logo, and refined vision, we will now only focus on offering Digital Transformation Office services to change culture and processes and connect people with information and ideas (specifically to the Public Sector). In addition, we have begun working on/with Connected Communities efforts with municipalities Visit our refreshed site on November 4th for more information![1]

I’ll be speaking at Red Hat Government Symposium on November 12th in Washington, DC in a breakout session on A Government Leaders Guide to Culture Change.[2] In this roundtable breakout session, Jen will focus on information flow, reskilling competency efforts, and embracing failure related to culture change.

Our team who went to the 53rd ICA Conference in Bucharest, is now working to launch a Discourse community for this global members-only forum of CIOs and CTOs. In the next few months, we will kick-off this community, begin to add content, educate them on engagement with each other, and provide virtual working sessions on the topics covered at the conference. You can now view the full report from the ICA Conference in September.[3]"

[1] https://ldr21.com/
[2] https://www.fedscoop.com/events/redhatgov/
[3] http://ica-it.org/pdf/Conference-Report-2019.pdf

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(See you in 30!—BB)