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POSSCON 2012 Day 2 – Breakout Sessions 3
During POSSCON 2012′s second day, third round of breakout sessions: – follow us @POSSCON for little-itty-bitty-blogging
There’s no question a good project manager is key to supporting an open source project, keeping contributors in the communication loop and acting as an interface to the open source community. However, these attributes come with knowledge and experience of how to start a project, gain committer momentum and manage the project through chokepoints.
A project’s lifecycle can be very fluid, and changes to the project’s ecosystem (e.g., changes in committers) may cause unintended lulls in activity and frustrations within the community. Paula Hunter, executive director of the Outercurve Foundation, will discuss how to guide an open source project through its lifecycle, using an active OSS project as an example. Hunter will describe a set of services and activities key to ensuring a project successfully navigates the project lifecycle, and will give examples of how an OSS foundation provides support and guidance to guide a project to success.
A pair of college students (Ian Daniher and Kevin Mehall, co-founders of Nonolith) set out to build an awesome tool to facilitate exploration in and out of the classroom. A successful Kickstarter project and a year later they’ve shipped hundreds of their design and learned about every step of the design and fulfillment process. This talk will share an overview of the past year and some nontechnical insights gleaned from the adventure.
When Matthew Cone created a Linode account two years ago, he never expected to fall in love with the VPS hosting provider and eventually start working for the compary, but that’s exactly what happened. This talk will demonstrate why Linode is the right VPS provider for you, too. Learn how to get a VPS running in a matter of minutes, set up a NodeBalancer to distribute workload between servers, use the API to integrate Linode in to your application, and more.