Panel: growing and maintaining an open source project

A session at GitHub Satellite

Wednesday 11th May, 2016

1:40pm to 2:20pm (AMT)

Open source is the foundation of modern software development. It is the stepping stone to find, learn, and master code; and it’s how we build amazing things together. Whether it’s a student learning how to code for the first time, a traditional enterprise transforming into a software company, a non-profit looking to make a significant social impact, a startup looking to disrupt old business models, or a hobbyist using software to scratch an itch, we all benefit from the availability of high quality, open source software.

But collaborative and accessible open source projects depend on the efforts of dedicated maintainers and contributors to flourish. In this panel, four experts will share their experiences growing and maintaining successful open source projects, touching on:

Getting started with open source, finding projects to engage with, and advice for those thinking about contributing
Maintaining a project, gaining adoption, growing a community, and nurturing new contributors
Tackling common challenges such as scaling effectively, seeing through the noise, rejecting contributions, and dealing with bad actors

About the speakers

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Mike McQuaid

GitHub engineer, Homebrew maintainer

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Brandon Keepers

Father of @ProbotTheRobot. Mother of http://slack.github.com. Working on platform things at GitHub. bio from Twitter

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Justin Dorfman

Director of Developer Relations @MaxCDN

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Erika Heidi Reinaldo

developer && open source enthusiast. bio from Twitter

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Time 1:40pm2:20pm AMT

Date Wed 11th May 2016

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