Community management

Is your open source community optimized for contributors?

OSCON interview with Josh Matthews, Mozilla
Platform developer at Mozilla, Josh Matthews, shares a few tips for project management.Read more

How MongoDB motivates and inspires its developer community

How MongoDB motivates and inspires its developer community
Meghan Gill discusses the importance of volunteer leadership in MongoDB's open source community.Read more

Impostor syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect in communities

In this interview, OSCON 2016 speaker Jessica Rose explains the role the Dunning-Kruger effect plays in open source communities, and offers tips for...Read more

Deeplearning4j founders on growing an AI community

Building an open AI community around Deeplearning4j
Deeplearning4j is an open source, distributed neural net library written for Java and Scala. It is also one of the most active communities on Gitter...Read more

How to hurdle community management obstacles

Penguins on beach
When handled poorly, engaging with a community can lead to major growing pains, raging headaches, and total meltdowns. In this article, I'll discuss...Read more

5 tips every open source project manager should consider

Creating a welcoming and inclusive open source space
There are a few important steps communities should take to move the needle on diversity in open source.Read more

Why community managers must wade (not dive) into communities

Why community managers must wade (not dive) into communities
Communities, particularly at the start of your involvement in them, can be delicate and fragile things. In the second installment in my series on...Read more

A template for creating open source contributor guidelines

A template for creating awesome contributor guidelines
Open source contributor guidelines should be easy to read, thorough, and friendly.Read more