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The leading voice on communities and what makes people tick.

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Jono Bacon is an award-winning author, podcaster, and coach with 22+ years of experience in building productive, engaging online and in-person communities.

He has worked with 200+ businesses...from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies...including AirBnb, Microsoft, HackerOne, Deutsche Bank, Intel, GitHub, and others.

He is the author of five books, including the award-winning 'People Powered' (Harper Collins) and 'The Art Of Community' (O'Reilly) and he writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and others.

 He is also an active advisor and investor in numerous companies and funds (including Redpoint, Heavybit, Boldstart, AlienVault, HackerOne, and many others.)

Jono's clients have included:

Kevin Scott
“Jono Bacon provides timely insight into what makes us tick as humans, and how to build richer, stronger technology communities together.”
Marie Dodson
“Jono has a true diversity of insight that spans community strategy, organizational design, leadership, developer workflow, infrastructure, and more. He is able to combine forward-facing strategy with pragmatic tactical delivery. "

Ali Velshi
“Harnessing the collaborative power of communities is critical not just to the success of our businesses, but also for our democracy. Jono provides the clear blueprint for producing that success.”

A credible voice for your production

Jono's comprehensive experience combined with extensive media engagements mean that he is ideally placed to discuss a wide range of subjects.

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“In my profession, building networks is all about nurturing relationships for the long term. Jono Bacon has authored the recipe how to do this, and you should follow it.”

-- Gia Scinto, Head Of Talent, YCombinator
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Sample media coverage

Want to see some examples of Jono in action? Here is a selection of sample coverage including video, podcasts, and written pieces.


Jamie Hyneman
Co-Creator/Host, Mythbusters
“If you don’t like herding cats but need to build a community, you need to listen to Jono Bacon.”

Billy Cina
“Jono sets the record straight about what product-related communities are, and the impact you can expect.”
Jim Whitehurst
“Jono is an expert at integrating the potential of communities with businesses. ”

Broadcast quality setup

Sick of having guests with a low-res, faded webcam and bad audio?
This risk is removed with Jono. He has a broadcast quality setup where he can LIVE edits the stream on his side...switching between camera zooms, screen-sharing, and sketching on a whiteboard desk...depending on the type and style of discussion.
Canon DSLR Camera · Shure Lavalier Mic · Multiple Views (Camera, Screen, Whiteboard) · Gigabit Cabled Internet · 2nd Failover Internet Connection · Local Recording and Upload Available 

Areas of expertise

Over the course of Jono's 22+ year career...and having worked with hundreds of companies from a variety of different industries...he has ambassed a comprehensive level of experience and expertise that he can speak on.

Online and in-person communities

Social media trends and patterns

Peer-to-peer collaboration

Building internal staff communities

Open source

Building online engagement

Building and growing startups

Software engineering

Nat Friedman
"If you want to tap into the power that communities can bring to businesses and teams, there is no greater expert than Jono Bacon."

Jamie Smith
Former Deputy Press Secretary
“If you want to unlock the power of collaboration in communities, companies, and teams, Jono should be your tour guide."
Paul Salnikow
"Jono has proved invaluable by delivering senior-level mentoring to my team, working with us, as we designed and delivered ‘The Executive Centre Community’ for our 19,000 executive members."
Nithya Ruff
“Jono Bacon provides the leading experience, nuance, and candor for building powerful, engaging, and inclusive communities. Highly recommended."

Jim Zemlin
Executive Director, Linux Foundation
“Communities are the future of business, technology, and collaboration. Jono Bacon’s experience, approach, and candor is critical reading for harnessing this future."
Mårten Mickos
CEO, HackerOne
“When people who are not under your command or payment eagerly work together towards a greater purpose, you can move mountains. Jono Bacon is one of the most accomplished experts on this."
Ben Uretsky
Co-founder, DigitalOcean
"Community is fundamental to DigitalOcean’s success, and helped us build a much deeper connection with our audience and customers. Jono provides a simple, pragmatic recipe for doing this well."

Juan Olaizola
Chief Operating Officer, Santander
"Communities are a powerful component in digital transformation, and Jono Bacon provides the formula."

Dries Buytaert
Founder, Drupal and Acquia
"Jono demystifies the art and science of how to build communities that work."



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Jono Bacon has been building communities now for over 22 years. He has worked with over 200 businesses to help them build productive communities...from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies.

He is the author of five books, including the award-winning 'People Powered' (Harper Collins) and 'The Art Of Community' (O'Reilly) and he writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and others.

He is the creator of the 'Community Leadership Core', An accelerator that develops industry-leading community engagement and growth via personalized training, coaching, and accountability...all tailored to your company's needs.

 Jono is also an active advisor and investor in numerous companies and funds (including Redpoint, Heavybit, Boldstart, AlienVault, HackerOne, and many others.)
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