Dawn Foster is a consultant at The Scale Factory in London and a PhD student at the University of Greenwich. She spent the past 20 years working at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and others. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and much more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events along with analyzing the data associated with participation in developer and open source communities. She has spoken at dozens of industry events, including many Linux Foundation events, OSCON, SXSW, FOSDEM and more.