Cult-Driven Development

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Communities around projects can be built in multiple ways, from reputation to
evangelism, and many projects follow certain path towards popularity. OlegDB has
taken a completely different path towards it's cult-following status, and I'll go
over how a project that started as a joke now has a small, but active, community.
I'll cover alternative marketing strategies, maintaining relationships on the
internet and how to stay in charge of a FOSS project.

Description

When building a project you love, and that you want other people to love, it’s
important to manage both your own and your project’s image. You can do that in a
lot of ways, but I’m going to talk about how I and a couple of friends built a
joke project into something that people use.

From sticking my hand into a jar of mayonnaise to building a joke templating
language and static-site generator, I’ll describe how to stay interesting enough
to stay on people’s radar to gain traction in the FOSS world.

Tags

database, community

Speaking experience

"Introduction to Splay Trees" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFaew_H1psQ

Speaker