Book Review: The Art of Community

This review has been in my drafts folder for 9 months, because I didn't feel I was doing the book justice. It seems like I never will, so here it is - as it was written then, but hopefully still useful and relevant to someone

I bought this book last year when I was still working at Ibuildings, and my role changed a lot to include events and community representation. Before that I was doing entirely PHP development and it was around this time that I noticed myself saying "has everyone forgotten I'm actually a developer?" a lot! So I quickly decided that I needed a copy of The Art of Community, a book by Jono Bacon published by O'Reilly. Actually, I should thank O'Reilly at this point for publishing the book and even more so for sending Josette and her book stand to conferences - I was able to buy the book and it came with a pep talk :)
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