The struggle of getting an open-source community off the ground
Alanna is passionate about empowering people through technology. After ten years as a back-end Drupal developer, she decided a change of pace was in order, and has been happily working at amazee.io as a community manager, doc writer, and dev advocate since 2020. Alanna is also involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives both at work and in the community. The proud owner of many pets, including several guinea pigs, she is also very involved in animal rescue.
Having an open-source project is great, but if no one is using it, there doesn’t seem to be much point in working on it, right? Lots of open-source projects are small and easy to integrate into your workflow, and so communities quickly form around them organically. But when you have a bigger project that requires some knowledge and buy-in, and a specific need, how do you get people enthusiastic and involved in your project?
In this talk, we’ll discuss how to start an open-source community from the ground up, and how to leverage your existing users and spaces. Attendees will come away with ideas and plans for how to take their project to the next level and get people excited and involved.
- 2022 November 5 - 10:00
- 30 min
- Room 2
- SeaGL 2022
- ON GROWTH: TIPS TO GROW A HEALTHY OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY
- Start Time:
- 2022 November 5 10:00
- Room 1