Talk Topic: Maintaining Open Source Software; or how I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dealing with Grumpy People
Nick Charlton is a Software Developer at thoughtbot, a design and development consultancy that brings your digital product ideas to life. Nick focuses on Ruby on Rails and iOS projects and has built everything from complex front-end interactions to performant APIs. He also co-hosts a podcast on iOS development called Build Phase and maintains some open source projects most of which are focused on “administrate” (a library for building Rails admin dashboards).
In his talk, Nick will cover what it’s like to maintain an open source project, how you could get involved in one yourself and how you know what you are doing is working. He will discuss his experience taking over administrate framework and go over some strategies to confidently maintain open source projects.