Discussion: Growing Your Community

In this session, we’re joined by three guests who have a great deal of knowledge and experience in growing communities, including the Founder Boss Rosie SherryTristan Lombard and Lee Marshall.

Hosted by Gwen Diagram, the panel will be answering and discussing  questions about growing a community, such as:

  • The steps needed to start a community of practice
  • What hasn't gone so well, and how to avoid it?
  • How to be energetic running public events, when naturally shy and introverted?
  • What does it take to launch a community during a global pandemic and global protests for social equality?
  • How do you champion bringing value to your community members, while also articulating value for the business?
  • What advice do you have for enabling cross-functional teams in your org to become not only a part of the community, but feel like they own specific channels and initiatives?

This discussion will be influenced by you and other attendees chatting and posting your questions to the speakers, so join in and get the information and responses you need!  that you deserve!








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Meet Your Speakers

Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall




Tristan Lombard

Tristan Lombard


Meet Your Host

Gwen Diagram


Gwen Diagram is a technology professional from Leeds who specialises in testing.  She is an avid automation evangelist with a focus on testing complemented by repeatable build processes with monitoring. She has had varied roles throughout her career including Scrum Master at a Start Up, Engineering Manager at a bank and DevOps kid at a large Financial Services organisation. She is currently an Engineering Manager at Sonocent in Leeds.

As a strong believer in making the tech industry as open and punk as possible, she co-organises a twice yearly free day long testing conference called the Leeds Testing Atelier.  She speaks regularly at local meet-up groups, Agile Yorkshire and Leeds DevOps, duels with creative types at events like the Tech Off, speaks internationally at conferences such as Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn and was the closing keynote at Agile on the Beach in Falmouth, UK in 2018.

Outside of work, you will usually find her hanging around a Natural History Museum somewhere in the world marvelling at how incredibly excellent dinosaurs are, feeding pigeons or ducks or obsessing over transport.

Gwen Diagram

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Resource Recommendations

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