Session: Open Source Governance 101

It is one thing to put a project up on GitHub and call it “Open Source.” It is quite another to commit to growing and governing a project developed and maintained by contributors across the world. Both technical and community skills must be practiced simultaneously – a project cannot be successful with only one or the other. Come to this talk to learn about the critical duties of open source governance – including making it easy to contribute, troubleshooting, and managing contributions. Each concept will be accompanied by examples from real life open source projects. Learn how to deal with upstream issues, how to say no in a constructive and empathetic way, and more!

Session Speakers:

Nell Shamrell-Harrington

Nell Shamrell-Harrington is a Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft in the Open Source Programs Office. She is also a member of several Rust language teams and working groups, as well as the lea [Read More]