Building an Open Source Community Beyond the Code

Carolina Portugal

10:00 - 10:30

This presentation will highlight the importance of fostering an inclusive environment that welcomes contributions from all stakeholders.

The talk will exemplify how such a diverse community has contributed to shaping Penpot into a better product. The diversity of ideas, perspectives, and experiences has fueled innovation, improved product functionality, and broadened the tool's appeal across different user groups.

Furthermore, the presentation will share valuable insights into fostering inclusivity and openness in open source communities. It will delve into practical strategies and initiatives that break down barriers to participation, making open source more accessible to individuals across various roles, skill levels, and geographical locations. This will underscore the belief that an open source community can, and should, be a welcoming space for all who wish to contribute, learn, and innovate.