Lessons Learned from Cultivating Open Source Projects and Communities

JJ Asghar

t: @jjasghar || e: awesome@ibm.com
This isn't a tools talk
Scoping your project
Empathy for your audience
Building and leading an Open Source community is like organizing a trash pick up in your neighborhood. No one cares about the permissions you had to negotiate to get the local board to say yes, they are there to help you beautify the area. It’s still good to feed them or celebrate the best workers, but in general, they don’t care about the back end at all.
Successful traits of open source projects
Clear vision
Have a plan to move on if needed
One final question
Honestly, is it even worth this hassle?
Thank you!

t: @jjasghar || e: awesome@ibm.com