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Wednesday, July 1 • 11:40am - 12:05pm
Building Sustainable Open Source Communities: Ambassador and Contributor Programs - Kaitlyn Barnard, Kong

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Open source technologies are becoming vital to many businesses, but what about the community around them? Building awareness, encouraging contributions, and increasing adoption can be challenging for any open source project. So how are some of the most popular communities achieving success?

In this talk, Kaitlyn will share best practices for building and engaging open source communities that have been learned through building the Cloud Native Ambassador and Kong Champions programs.

This talk will cover:
- Building a sustainable community around your open source project
- How to encourage and incentivize contributions
- When does an Ambassador program make sense?
- How to measure and communicate the business value of your program

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Kaitlyn Barnard

Senior Manager, Developer Marketing, Kong
Kaitlyn leads Developer Marketing at Kong, one of the most downloaded open-source API Gateways and the creators of Kuma, an open source service mesh and Sandbox project of CNCF. Prior to joining Kong, Kaitlyn worked at The Linux Foundation where she focused on developer outreach... Read More →

Wednesday July 1, 2020 11:40am - 12:05pm CDT
Community Leadership Theater