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Tuesday, October 27 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fostering an "Open-Source" Front-end Culture at Work #Foster

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Even if you're working an entirely closed-source codebase, the chances are high that you're pulling in an open-source project. The popularity of Sass, jQuery, and many others speaks to how well open-source works, when done right.

But the truth is, these projects face the same troubles that many workplaces struggle with. How do they encourage contributions when most contributors only have a few minutes to spare? How do they manage to collaborate on a codebase when everyone lives in a different city and works on different teams? How do they get developers to RTFM?

While not everyone project can be open-source, all of them can benefit from taking an "open-source" approach. In this talk, we'll look at how to foster a codebase and a culture that's open and encouraging to everyone. We'll cover what works and what surprisingly doesn't, all in an effort to foster a more open, maintainable and friendly project.

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Kevin Lamping

Senior Front-end Engineer
Kevin Lamping is a Front-end Engineer. He also helps organize Hill Country JS, a front-end meetup in San Antonio. He hosts the Parent Programming podcast and teaches at http://learn.webdriver.io

Tuesday October 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Britannia Salon "M" Deck/Main

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