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December 14 - 15, 2021 | Virtual Event
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Wednesday, December 15 • 12:00 - 12:50
Maintaining an Open Source Project While Sustaining Your Sanity - Andrew Gaul, Google

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Many open source projects rely on one or a few maintainers which risks burnout and abandonment. This talk explores how maintainers can sustain their projects over the long term without doing all the work themselves. We will discuss how to productively engage users and push back on their expectations, how to limit project scope and work with your contributors, and interactions with external projects and communities. This talk will also help contributors and users understand maintainer and project limitations and how they can help.

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Andrew Gaul

Senior Software Engineer, Google
Andrew Gaul has maintained a variety of open source projects over the last ten years. Notably he is a committer to s3fs, created S3Proxy, and is Vice President of Apache jclouds. Andrew has contributed to over 100 other projects and created several of his own. Previously he has spoken... Read More →



Wednesday December 15, 2021 12:00 - 12:50 JST
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