We live in a time where the hierarchical structure of teams with managers is moving to a new model of tribes with leaders. In the ideal version of this new landscape, the expertise of developers and specialists is recognized and everyone is involved in the decision-making process. How can we make this transition? How do we cope with our new roles? What works and what doesn’t? Behind every online interaction is a real live person with their own unique background, perspectives, biases and context. To be successful we must embrace and nurture our relationships with other humans, whether they are community members in an open source project, founded start-up or work for a huge corporation. How have our conversations changed in the past year? In the past five years? How will they change in the future?