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Tuesday, June 23 • 11:50am - 12:20pm
Build a Community, Not a Framework - Matteo Collina, NearForm

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You are watching from the sides, dreaming about building the next (popular?) framework or library in your field. You dream about presenting your creation in front of hundreds of people at OpenJS World. You believe in yourself, and suddenly you have thousands of downloads per month and developers relying on you to maintain your library. You think you’ve made it. Instead, it is only the beginning.
What makes an Open Source library or framework successful? Does something become popular because it’s technologically superior, or shows a clear innovation path? A single maintainer can only do so much, dividing their time between adding new features, fixing bugs and updating dependencies.
Maintaining a successful Open Source project is a big burden for a single individual, often working on their own time. You need something else - you need a community.

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Matteo Collina

Technical Director, NearForm
Matteo is Technical Director at NearForm, where he consults for the top brands in the world. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:50am - 12:20pm CDT
Room 2