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The success of an open source project is strongly tied to the community that supports and contributes to it. Our community management articles explore common problems, solutions, and tactics to create vital, productive open source communities.

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Focusing on metrics around community ownership and incentives can increase your odds of building a sustainable open source project.
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Whether you're looking to hire a developer advocate or become one, here are the qualities to aim for.
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A community manager is like a quarterback, ensuring things run smoothly and everyone on the team has the chance to grow.
Mobile devices are a big part of our daily lives

See how this team elevates their user research experiences and results with an open source approach.
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Jono Bacon's People Powered reveals how successful community building relies on a foundation of genuine care for the people. Find out how to join the People Powered book club.
Teamwork starts with communication across silos

Developers alone don't create open source projects that meet a variety of needs for a long shelf life; it's time to welcome more roles and talent.
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Open source is great because people from anywhere can get involved, but it can be lonely. Take advantage of the proliferation of video conferencing tools available to make connections with your fellow developers.
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Reach new developers and engage with your existing community through virtual hackathons.