I will be speaking at WordCamp Birmingham, which is September 18-19, 2010. My topic is “The Downside of a Popular Project”. This will be an expanded version of a blog post I made a few months ago: Open Source Community Personality Spectrum. But in addition to just talking about different personality types in a community, I’ll talk about more specific things, like scaling your community, security threats, and dealing with “trolls”.
While I will speak a bit specifically about WordPress, the subject matter pretty much applies to any online project or community, and some of the problems don’t just apply to large or very popular projects. If you are involved in any online community, whether as a leader or just an onlooker, you might be interested in getting a heads-up about what kinds of problems you might face one day.