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July 17-19 | Tokyo, Japan
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Thursday, July 18 • 12:00 - 12:40
The Japanese System of Community in Business and Hobby - A Comparison with Open Source Communities - Carsten Meskes, credativ

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Carsten, original from Germany, spent time living and working in Japan. Connected to several different local communities, especially the Yosakoi community, he quickly noticed that Japanese companies are keeping afloat by faking a sense of community and thus binding the employee not only by the tasks and remuneration. This talk aims to compare the uniqueness of Japanese community structure, how it is exploited by businesses or hobbyist with global Open Source communities. A closer look reveals that many businesses nowadays have to work with community and might take some lessons learned from the Japanese. On the other hand the Japanese might want to shift their focus back to the individual and the human aspect in community.

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Carsten Meskes

Executive Assistant, credativ
Studied Japanese, lived and worked in Japan for a couple of years before coming back to Germany to work for credativ, an independent Open Source service and support provider. Not much external speaking experience. Lots of time spend in and around communities.


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00 - 12:40
Hall B (4) (Floor 4F)