Join us for the inaugural Global Maintainer Summit: a free, virtual event hosted by GitHub on June 8-9. If you’re an open source maintainer, you know that keeping the wheels of the open source ecosystem turning is quite a task. Project maintenance is uniquely challenging and rewarding work. Let's have those honest conversations, together. Anticipate a wide variety of short streaming talks, a hallway track via gathertown (https://gather.town/), and meeting like-minded peers in the open source community.
Maintainers will discuss how they handle the daily complexities of their projects: How do you survive the onslaught of notifications? Is it possible to (gasp) take a vacation? What kinds of automation ease your workflow? Learning best practices, mental models, and new ways of working from each other helps ease our individual burdens and elevate open source. See you there!
The Global Maintainer Summit, hosted by GitHub, is an opportunity to share what you've learned with your fellow open source maintainers. We're looking forward to featuring maintainers from a wide range of projects on June 8-9, 2021. Submit your short talk idea here!
Talks can be serious, silly, or painfully vulnerable. The vibe is honesty. Maintaining open source isn’t easy, and behind the scenes, it isn’t glamorous. We're looking for talks on how you identified and approached difficult problems, in short real-world examples. There's a special focus on how you decided what the right solution was. The exact technical answer isn't the same for all projects, but the question often is.
Feel free to share topics that would seem too in-the-weeds, or odd, or vulnerable, for other events. "If you're not sure if it's a fit, submit!" is our motto.
The audience is maintainers, so you can assume that folks are already involved with project maintenance. While everyone is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend the Global Maintainer Summit, the content itself has a tight focus on peer-to-peer sharing. Don't worry, other folks are putting on events this week that will be aimed at a broader audience.
Some sample topic ideas:
None of those are claimed yet, by the way ;)
Questions not answered by this novel-length intro? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.