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On Growth: Tips to Grow a Healthy Open Source Community

SeaGL 2022

The success of an Open Source community depends on how healthy the Community is. Hence, It is important when building the right community should be the topmost priority of any open-source organization. It helps achieve a healthy community where the members have equal inclusion.

We often think of a successful open source project as one that just tackles a challenge for the public. This perception has driven several open source project owners to start innovative open source projects without any plans on how to manage the community behind this project. In the end, increasing the number of dormant open source projects already existing. A successful open source project is one that is built on the collaborative effort of a healthy community. A properly coordinated community can plan and build projects and unanimously work together to ensure sustainable project performance. The responsibility of achieving a successful open source community does not rest on the community managers or the program managers alone but also on the whole community. During this session, I will be sharing;

  1. How you can accept and implement feedback from members
  2. Improve the onboarding process for your new Contributors
  3. The importance of community first approach in Open Source Community and a lot more.


Atinuke Kayode

Atinuke Kayode, Tunga

Atinuke Kayode is a Community Manager, Python developer, Technical Writer and Open-source lover.

She is a Community Manager at Tunga. Volunteering at Layer5 as a community and also a Technical Coordinator at She Code Africa. She learnt through the community so she is community driven and loves to help grow tech communities across the world.

She’s passionate about seeing young lads set their careers in tech, especially women and she desires to see more young women take up careers in technology. She was part of the writers of a book recently published titled The Techie Chic, a compilation of inspiring female tech journeys. She shares her knowledge and thoughts on her blog.

Besides working on projects and writing, she loves to hang out with friends, socialize and read other developers’ articles.