Making a splash with your open source project

Russell Keith-Magee

Tuesday 2:50 p.m.–3:20 p.m.
Audience level: Intermediate or Advanced


So you've written a bunch of code, and you think others might find it useful. You open source it, and... profit, right? Well, no. PyPI is filled with thousands of projects that have been released with the best of intentions, but never really break into the mainstream. How do you escape this trap, and maximize the chance that your project will actually be used, grow and thrive?


Russell Keith-Magee has contributed to and started a large number of open source projects. Django is the one he's most known for, but there have been many others - Evolution, Cricket, Bugjar, Toga... the list goes on. In this talk, Russell will share the experience he has gained - both good and bad - at trying to generate interest in new open source projects.

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