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Building Open Source Communities

E2980584010501eef47473091068393c?s=47 Kyle Conroy
February 28, 2013

Building Open Source Communities

#waza #2013

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Kyle Conroy

February 28, 2013
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  1. BUILDING OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITIES

  2. Today -Creating a community -Growing your membership -Keeping people happy

    -Doing something awesome
  3. @kyle_conroy

  4. My journey building ‘s community

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  11. WHY EVEN BUILD A COMMUNITY?

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  15. THE VISION

  16. Recreate the episode faithfully (with caveats)

  17. FINDING A HOME

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  20. Keep it asynchronous (with chat on the side)

  21. ENCOURAGING CONTRIBUTIONS

  22. Release early (and often)

  23. Release early (and often)

  24. Be n00b friendly (seriously)

  25. $ make run

  26. -README -CONTRIBUTING -Makefile -LICENSE -CONTRIBUTORS

  27. -README -CONTRIBUTING -Makefile -LICENSE -CONTRIBUTORS

  28. Make it stupid simple to contribute

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  33. Clear work items (help wanted)

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  35. Keep a clean house (tidy and neat)

  36. Do regular house keeping

  37. Pull Request Zero

  38. Celebrate your contributors

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  40. MANAGING YOUR PEOPLEBASE

  41. Have a good time (fun can’t hurt)

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  43. http://www.twitch.tv/derferman/b/333875625

  44. Be responsive to feedback

  45. Empower through automation

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  47. The maintainer (anti-bikeshed)

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  49. Code speaks louder than words

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  51. Give the gift of commit access

  52. More than just code

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  54. THE FUTURE

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  56. -http://projecthawkthorne.com -http:// reddit.com/r/hawkthorne -#hawkthorne on freenode -http:// twitter.com/thebrittabot Thanks!