Recruiting Designers for your Open Source Project

Recruiting Designers for your Open Source Project

This is my second PyCon 2012 Lightning Talk, in which I talk about ways to help get designers passionate about an open source project.

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Bryan Veloso

March 12, 2012
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  1. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Designers RECRUITING FOR YOUR OPEN SOURCE PROJECT
  2. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. THE PROBLEM
  3. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. You have an amazing open source project.
  4. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. You need an amazing designer.
  5. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. THE REAL PROBLEM
  6. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Designers are picky.
  7. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Designers are stubborn.
  8. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Designers have “no time.”
  9. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. I am guilty of all of this.
  10. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE.
  11. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. SO... WHO AM I?
  12. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Hi, I’m @bryanveloso. FOLLOWING ME WOULD BE LEGEND... sleep(3)... DARY.
  13. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Hi, Bryan! AUDIENCE:
  14. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. (0^_^)b
  15. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. (›°□°)›ớ ǝɔuǝıpnɐ
  16. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Hi, I’m @bryanveloso. FOLLOWING ME WOULD BE LEGEND... sleep(3)... DARY.
  17. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE.
  18. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. I  have stickers!
  19. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. SOME SOLUTIONS
  20. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. from cloud import designer
  21. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Let your project speak for itself. If you solve a problem for a designer, you have them in the palm of your hand.
  22. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Sound familiar?
  23. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Let your project speak for itself. If you solve a problem for a designer, you have them in the palm of your hand. Can  be  replaced  with   something  like...  “developer”
  24. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Example: I maintain django-imagekit. I’ve also contributed to a number of Python, Objective-C, Erlang and even Ruby projects.
  25. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE.
  26. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Be explicit with your design needs.
  27. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. “Make it pretty” is FORBIDDEN.
  28. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Developer.
  29. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Designer.
  30. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Design is as important as any TODO item.
  31. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Put this in your README.
  32. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Communicate EARLY. Communicate OFTEN.
  33. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Hey man, I finished the design. I need your input. Sorry, not my style. TIME PASSES!
  34. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. MOVING FORWARD
  35. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. We want to help. @gregnewman @idangazit Me
  36. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Let’s help each other. We’re all teachers, let’s exchange knowledge!
  37. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. R·E·S·P·E·C·T We highly respect what you guys do, but please empathize with what we do.
  38. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. R·E·S·P·E·C·T More and more designers are becoming hybrids, you can help.
  39. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Together we can make the web...
  40. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. NOT BAD
  41. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, I

    REFRAINED FROM PUTTING ANYTHING IMPORTANT HERE. Thanks! Tweet me @Bryanveloso if you’d like to talk more! That’s it!