Swarna Podila – Make Space: Building Accessible Communities

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Building a community, especially around an open source project is a very easy thing to do. You just announce your project to the world with a link to the GitHub repo. Based on the project’s relevance, folks will gather around and make themselves part of the project. However, as your project grows, how do you ensure the “accessibility” of your community? – How easy is it to join your community? – Is the project documentation easy to access? – How do folks, especially those who are new to the project, communicate with each other? How and where do they ask/answer questions? – And most importantly, is everyone being kind to each other? In this talk, I will take the audience through the journey of the Cloud Foundry community from its inception days to today. How do we make our community accessible and welcoming?

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