Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant and author. Currently he works as the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, leading a team to grow, inspire and enthuse the global Ubuntu community.
Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the annual Community Leadership Summit, and is a regular speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice.
Bacon also consults with a range of organizations on growing community either internally or externally. His clients have included Deutsche Bank, SAP, IBM, Dyson, Mozilla, National Finishing Contractors Association, and others.
In addition to The Art of Community, Bacon, co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks (O’Reilly), Official Ubuntu Book (Prentice Hall), and Practical PHP and MySQL (Prentice Hall) and has written over 500 articles across 12 different publications.
Bacon was the co-founder of the popular LugRadio podcast, which ran for four years with 2million+ downloads and 15,000 listeners, as well as spawning five live events in both the UK and the USA, he co-founded the Shot Of Jaq podcast and founded the Ubuntu Accomplishments, Jokosher, Acire, Python Snippets, and Lernid projects.
Bacon also founded an effort to change the music industry, inspired by Open Source and Free Culture, through Severed Fifth, an innovative music project, band and philosophy.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California with his wife, Erica.