“I had the privilege and pleasure to work with Russ over the past year at the OpenFog Consortium, where Russ quickly became a highly-valued member of our marketing team. Russ was responsible for more than doubling our number of relevant and highly engaged community members across Twitter and LinkedIn in a very short period of time. Through his efforts, the organization became a global leader in the emerging industry conversation on fog computing. Our content was credible, relevant and was thoughtfully / cleverly packaged to gain attention and to keep our messages in front of the right audiences. I’ve been blown away, week after week, at what he delivers. He is quick thinking, creative, fun to work with – plus he executes flawlessly. Quite simply, Russ is the best at community building and social media.”
Lynne was the executive director of the OpenFog Consortium when I met her at a New York City tech event early last year. Shortly after we met, I took on community building, social media and messaging for several OpenFog initiatives.
My time this summer got super booked as I began working my way through a waiting list of projects I’ve had on hold for a while. So, a fresh set of eyes have taken over OpenFog social media. My last piece of OpenFog content was posted on July 10, in a tweet announcing that IDC’s Ashish Nadkarni will be speaking at Fog World Congress 2018.
I had a lot of fun working with the OpenFog team to help position OpenFog, fog computing and Fog World Congress in markets around the world.
Speaking of Fog World Congress, I attended and promoted the first Fog World Congress held last fall in Santa Clara. This year, Fog World Congress is taking place in San Francisco on October 1- 3. It’s a not-to-miss event for anyone interested in learning about edge and fog computing from global experts.
The image below includes pictures I took at Fog World Congress 2017. Lynne Canavan is pictured on the top row, all the way on the right. Lynne was welcoming hundreds of attendees to the conference when I took this picture. – Russ DeVeau