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Building Open Source Communities

Building Open Source Communities

Presented at Craft Conf. Slides with speaker notes are available at https://static.ashfurrow.com/blog/building-open-source-communities.pdf

Ash Furrow

April 28, 2017
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  1. open source
    Building
    communities

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  2. social
    is a
    activity
    Programming

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  3. programming?
    What is

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  4. –SICP Introduction
    “Programs must be written for people to read,
    and only incidentally for machines to execute”

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  5. Optimize for
    socialization

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  6. Make contributing
    really easy

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  7. Make contributing
    feel good

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  8. threat
    are the biggest
    to your project
    You

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  9. ego
    Ignore your

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  10. organization
    Become an

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  11. burn out
    Please don’t

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  12. Empower
    contributors

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  13. contributing?
    What even is

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  14. good
    is
    Open source

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  15. for business
    Open source is good

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  16. for apps
    Open source is good

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  17. for people
    Open source is good

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  18. –Steven Universe
    “Working hard is important,
    but feeling good is important too.”

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  19. by default
    Open source

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  20. isn’t scary
    Open source

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