5 Insights from Building an Open-Source Community
As some of you may know, Jovo is an open-source framework (you can find the code here). This means it's free of charge and heavily relies on a supportive community of contributors.
Building a community can be difficult. We're still at the very beginning, but we're happy to have an active community who is excited about pushing Jovo forward, for example:
- There's now a Udemy course about Jovo
- Our main repo has 34 contributors, of which several contributed hundreds, even up to 2000 lines of code
- A Slack group with >300 people who help each other and share tips
- Other companies are building add-ons to Jovo, like this one: Jargon SDK
Below are a few things I learned over the last few months. And giving away t-shirts isn't one of them (we're in the process of printing some though, so stay tuned 😜).
1) Set an example