March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Make Space: Building Accessible Communities - Swarna Podila, Cloud Foundry Foundation

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Building an open source community is not a difficult task: 1. announce your project with a link to GitHub repo 2. Let folks integrate if it piques their interest. However, as your project grows, how do you ensure your community remains accessible.
My talk will address points including:
- How easy is it to join your community?
- Is the project documentation easy to access?
- How do folks, especially those new to the project, communicate with each other? How and where do they ask/answer questions?
And most importantly, is everyone being kind to each other?

I will walk folks through Cloud Foundry community's journey from its inception to today. With staggering statistics (400+ GitHub repos, 200+ incubator project repos, ~10,000 folks on Slack with 300+ channels, and 10,000+ documents), how do we make our community accessible? (Hint: Make space so everyone feels welcome)

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Swarna Podila

Sr. Director, Community, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Swarna leads community efforts at the Cloud Foundry Foundation, fostering collaboration and promoting kindness. Prioritizing people over technology, she focuses on finding and amplifying the untold stories and lesser-known innovations of the people who comprise the Cloud Foundry community... Read More →

Wednesday March 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Salon 3