Why nobody cares about your GitHub project

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Open source is hard. Everybody tells you to create a GitHub account and start throwing your code out there. Once you do, you realize that nobody really cares. In this talk, we'll see what you can do to increase the visibility of your work and how this can dramatically affect the quality of your project.

Description

Open source is hard. Everybody tells you to create a GitHub account and start throwing your code out there. Once you do, you realize that nobody really cares. You don’t have get the amount of contributions and interest you thought you deserved. Well, there’s a lot more involved in an open source project than just coding. In this talk, we’ll see what you can do to increase the visibility of your work and how this can dramatically affect the quality of your project.

Speaking experience

2013: 18 talks and 3 workshops. 12 cities in 3 different countries.
2014: 21 talks and 4 workshops. 18 cities in 8 different countries.

http://zenorocha.com/talks

Speaker

  • Biography

    Zeno Rocha is a Developer Advocate at Liferay, Inc. He dedicates a lot of his time traveling to show how awesome HTML5 and Web Components are, contributing to hundreds of open source projects, and creating tools to help developers build great applications. Besides that, he’s a member of the Google Developers Expert program and co-founder of BrazilJS Foundation. Prior to Liferay, Zeno worked as a software developer at Petrobras (the largest company in Latin America) and Globoesporte.com (the most accessed sports website in Brazil).