The inaugural Women in Infrastructure event will be centered around open source software and communities. There is a lot of open source software for orchestration, containers, deployments, monitoring, the list goes on and on. Come hear from engineers at Azure, Chef, and Lyft about the open source tools they use and what a good community looks like.
Join Nell Shamrell-Harrington (@nellshamrell), Software Development Engineer at Chef and CTO of Operation Code as she shares her experience with the hard parts of open source governance.
Open Source Governance: The Hard Parts
So you’ve released an open source project to the world, people are using it…the hard part is done, right? No, far from it. Open sourcing a project is only a fraction of the effort that will go into it over time. Come to this talk to learn about the hard parts of Open Source Governance and lessons learned from using, contributing, and governing dozens of Open Source projects. Learn how to triage and determine levels of support for issues that come into your projects (open source users are customers!). Also, learn how to handle when something goes wrong – whether it is with your own project or an upstream project two levels up from yours. Want to turn users of your project into contributors? Come hear about best practices both for finding initial contributors and keeping them engaged. Walk away knowing how to handle the hardest (and most rewarding) parts of open source governance.