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Wednesday, October 30 • 12:20 - 12:55
Community Building Best Practices: Creating Successful and Sustainable Open Source Communities - Kaitlyn Barnard, Kong

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Open source technologies are becoming vital to many businesses, but what about the community around them? Building awareness, encouraging contributions, and increasing adoption can be challenging for any open source project. So how are some of the most popular communities achieving success?

In this talk, Kaitlyn will share best practices for building and engaging open source communities that have been learned through building the Cloud Native Ambassador and Kong Champions programs.

This talk will cover:
- Building a sustainable community around your open source project
- How to encourage and incentivize contributions
- When does an Ambassador program make sense?
- How to measure and communicate the business value of your program

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Kaitlyn Barnard

Developer Marketing Manager, Kong
Kaitlyn leads Developer & Community Marketing at Kong, the world’s most popular open source microservice API gateway and platform. Prior to joining Kong, Kaitlyn worked at The Linux Foundation where she focused on developer outreach, and awareness and adoption of open source cloud-native... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 12:20 - 12:55
Rhone 2
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