August 23-34, 2022 - Virtual
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Wednesday, August 24 • 2:05pm - 2:45pm
5 Ways to Fail at Building Communities - David Espejo, VMware [Presented in Spanish]

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Community. An almost poetic term that evokes openness, unity and, in short, altruism. It has been widely adopted in the technological environment whenever there's a need to give the image of a higher goal that is so significant that you must be part of it. However, in open source software, building healthy communities around a project is often a goal that seems to result more spontaneously and from the goodwill of a few hard-working and selfless contributors than a task that can be intentionally planned. In this session, you'll learn five strategies that have been unsuccessful in building communities across the continent and, surprisingly, are still being used in open source projects. You will leave this session with a clearer idea of common ideas to avoid in order to achieve the goal of a healthy community.


David Espejo

Senior Open Source Community Manager, VMware
David supports open source projects at VMware. He collaborates with users, contributors and maintainers to achieve the greater good with open source technologies. David also spent almost a decade in the cloud and automation consulting space, helping Telcos and financial corporations... Read More →

Wednesday August 24, 2022 2:05pm - 2:45pm EDT