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How We Built
Our Community
Uri Cohen
Head of Product @ GigaSpaces
@uri1803
#oscon 2013
How We Built
Are Still Building
Our Community
Uri Cohen
Head of Product @ GigaSpaces
@uri1803
#oscon 2013
What This Talk Won’t Cover
How to
Manage an
Open Source
Project
When /
What
to Open
Source
https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/files/Calendar_0.jpg
Which
License to
Choose
And I won’t say
“Software is eating the world”
Really, I Promise…
What I Will
Talk about
Our Journey as a
company, moving
from closed to
open source
–Do’s and Dont’s
–The toolkit we used
Some
Background
Why Open
Source? Aside from the
obvious reasons, it’s
become a
precondition
So Here’s What
You Shouldn’t Do
This
Developers, Developers, Developers,
Developers, Developers, Developers
Put It on
Github and
Think You’re
Done
http://octodex.github.com/hipster-partycat/
Have a
“Community
Guy” that
Handles All
This OSS
Stuff…
Check the
Mailing Lists
Once a Week
http://www.cetofnc.com/images/2009/angry_user.jpg
What Worked for Us
Get
Everyone
Involved
It’s not a developer
thing, it’s a
company mindset
Build Your
Eco-System
Make It
Easy to
Consume
Cut the
Bureaucracy,
Make It Easy
for People to
Contribute
Be Transparent
Measure,
Measure &
Measure
Some More
Incentivize
Users
Our Toolkit
Requirements…
Code
Docs
Issues Analytics
SEO
Search
Forums IRC
Videos
Blogs
Comments
Social
25
No Servers
26
For the Most Part, This Is What We Know
27
We Wanted Our Own L&F
28
Github to
the Rescue
Jekyll
Tracking
Search
User Forums
&
Feedback
Issue
Tracking
Key
Takeways
• Building a
community is
HARD
• It’s an iterative
process
• Have realistic
expectations
Resources
• Community site
www.cloudifysource.org
• OSS project repo:
github.com/CloudifySource/cloudify
• Community web s...
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How we built our community using Github - Uri Cohen

  1. 1. How We Built Our Community Uri Cohen Head of Product @ GigaSpaces @uri1803 #oscon 2013
  2. 2. How We Built Are Still Building Our Community Uri Cohen Head of Product @ GigaSpaces @uri1803 #oscon 2013
  3. 3. What This Talk Won’t Cover
  4. 4. How to Manage an Open Source Project
  5. 5. When / What to Open Source https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/files/Calendar_0.jpg
  6. 6. Which License to Choose
  7. 7. And I won’t say “Software is eating the world” Really, I Promise…
  8. 8. What I Will Talk about Our Journey as a company, moving from closed to open source –Do’s and Dont’s –The toolkit we used
  9. 9. Some Background
  10. 10. Why Open Source? Aside from the obvious reasons, it’s become a precondition
  11. 11. So Here’s What You Shouldn’t Do
  12. 12. This Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers
  13. 13. Put It on Github and Think You’re Done http://octodex.github.com/hipster-partycat/
  14. 14. Have a “Community Guy” that Handles All This OSS Stuff…
  15. 15. Check the Mailing Lists Once a Week http://www.cetofnc.com/images/2009/angry_user.jpg
  16. 16. What Worked for Us
  17. 17. Get Everyone Involved It’s not a developer thing, it’s a company mindset
  18. 18. Build Your Eco-System
  19. 19. Make It Easy to Consume
  20. 20. Cut the Bureaucracy, Make It Easy for People to Contribute
  21. 21. Be Transparent
  22. 22. Measure, Measure & Measure Some More
  23. 23. Incentivize Users
  24. 24. Our Toolkit
  25. 25. Requirements… Code Docs Issues Analytics SEO Search Forums IRC Videos Blogs Comments Social 25
  26. 26. No Servers 26
  27. 27. For the Most Part, This Is What We Know 27
  28. 28. We Wanted Our Own L&F 28
  29. 29. Github to the Rescue
  30. 30. Jekyll
  31. 31. Tracking
  32. 32. Search
  33. 33. User Forums & Feedback
  34. 34. Issue Tracking
  35. 35. Key Takeways • Building a community is HARD • It’s an iterative process • Have realistic expectations
  36. 36. Resources • Community site www.cloudifysource.org • OSS project repo: github.com/CloudifySource/cloudify • Community web site repo: github.com/CloudifySource/cloudifysource.github.com • Jira: https://cloudifysource.atlassian.net/
  37. 37. Thank You!
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The journey of GigaSpaces as a company in building the Cloudify open source product, what worked and what didn't and how it used Github as the platform for not just hosting the code

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