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Wednesday, August 21 • 3:15pm - 3:50pm
Seven Hard Truths About Open Source Community - Karen Chu & Matt Butcher, Microsoft*

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In OSS, managing a project may not get easier as it gets more successful. We like to think that attracting lots of users means success, & success means spreading the workload. But sometimes managing a successful OSS project actually comes with unexpected work. In this talk, we cover hard lessons learned from managing OSS projects:

1.More than code needs to be open–ex. using HackMD, not Google Docs (some countries can't access Google -- this is a roadblock to openness)
2.Multiple projects, same team–one team managing many projects has its own pros/cons
3.Bad actors in the space - how to deal with them
4.Open decision making is part of OSS–making trade offs w/ time, resources & features
5.Branding is more important expected–Devs care that your website is pretty+logo is hip
6.Success=criticism–Pioneering a new space means early benefits but critics catch up
7.Pick sustainable tooling–Freemium/limited tools can cause churn in projects. What happens when you’ve used up your free allotment?

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Matt Butcher

Open Source, Microsoft
Matt does cloud native open source development at Microsoft, where he has worked on Brigade, Helm, Krustlet and others. Matt is the author of a bunch of books and articles, most recently O'Reilly's book "Learn Helm" (with Matt Farina and Josh Dolitsky). When not coding, Matt enjoys... Read More →
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Karen Chu

Community PM, Microsoft
Karen Chu is a Community PM on the Microsoft Azure Container Compute Upstream team with a focus on open source tools such as Helm, CNAB, Brigade, CNAB, and more. She is a CNCF Ambassador, meet-up organizer, and conference organizer. She has also worked The Illustrated Children’s... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 3:15pm - 3:50pm PDT
Aqua Salon F