Human health is complex—it’s not something we can buy; it’s something we have to earn! This exact approach goes for open source projects and their communities. A truly dedicated and loyal fanbase cannot be bought; it has to be nurtured. But what do we mean when we call a community and the open source project “healthy”? This question is what we are trying to answer at Facebook!
In this talk, we will look at the approach that Facebook Open Source team takes to measure the current state of Facebook open source projects, and how we use these metrics to prioritize and to direct our DevRel focus. Ultimately, we aim to show how by looking at information about your open source communities, your team can concentrate on the quality of the projects instead of only the quantity of repositories that you make public.
Dmitry is an Open Source Developer Advocate at Facebook, where he focuses on projects in the mobile space. His goal is to help developers be more productive through open source. Dmitry continues being a developer-first, so he applies the same mindset and passion when working on open source projects, creating new educational content, or giving conference talks. Dmitry has a background in medicine and bioinformatics, but these days he is more interested in understanding developer wellness and work-life balance.