Josh De Winne

Camp Counselor

Keeping Your Open Source Projects Open to All

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 3:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

AT THAT (In-Person Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: E

community
open source
diversity and inclusion
DEI

As community builders & maintainers, it is our job to attract & retain highly engaged, passionate contributors, but sometimes in our haste to drive up engagement we overlook small details that can have a huge negative impact on participation, such as overly technical descriptions of projects, incomplete or out-of-date documentation, or lack of accommodation for the differently abled. So how do we make sure that our projects are truly “open” to all who wish to participate? Incorporating small changes into workflows such as creating glossaries, mentorship programs or just setting up an auto-responder can make all the difference in the world when it comes to building & maintaining an active community. Join this presentation to hear how the first-hand experiences of a tailor-turned-Dev Advocate now managing communities of their own has shaped their method for Developer Relations, & how these methods can be incorporated into your projects to attract & retain diverse, active contributors.

Prerequisites

Just bring an open mind, & maybe a notebook!

Take Aways

  • new strategies on how to build an awesome open source community
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