We know that Open Source Software is a great way to ensure that the best minds get to work on the best solutions to make the best outcomes for all Developers. But what does it take to make a successful Open Source solution?
It's more than a great idea and great execution. It's more than performance and responsiveness — both for the software and the community. But how much more?
Join us tonight on Jamm
The cold air rushes past your shoulders as you step outside into the night. You pull your jacket tight around yourself as you take one step after the other away from the house. After what feels like a few moments of lost thoughts you look up and gaze into the clear night sky in all its brilliance.
Hi there, I'm Alex, and I am the creator of the `react-beautiful-dnd` (`rbd`) open source project. `rbd` recently hit the milestone of 20,000 stars on Github. I was lucky enough to be able to mostly focus on `rbd` for about two years. In this talk I will be sharing some opinions that I have formed on what it takes to do open source software well. My hope is that my experiences and opinions would help you on your journey of creating great software
Jed wrapped up ReactConf AU by discussing the sustainability of Open Source Software, the value OSS creates for us all individually and as a collective, and then proposed some small steps we can all take to ensure the future of our vibrant community.
If you missed the conference — and even if you didn't — don't miss the event
We're not getting much response from meetup.com's email servers, so no one has the link yet. Let's release the kraken, and add the link here:
See you in the App!
As a special event, we've asked the folks behind the new Video Collaboration App, Jamm, to showcase their application, their team, and their company.
And to make it even more special, they're going to do the showcase on the Application Platform they've built!
We going to keep it to 30 or so Community members tonight, as we're all basically taking part in stress testing Jamm, but once we've gotten our sea-legs grab on tight as we'll be taking to the high seas sooner than you can say "social distancing".
And while we were hoping to assist in Social Isolation this month and provide a Live Stream of some very dedicated Developers, we can't help but look to the larger community and call a cancellation.
It's the first time in our 11 years that we're not meeting in a month, but these are extraordinary times, and while we have every confidence in supporting the safety of our speakers and team, it's the greater community we want to support as well.
While we ourselves had great support from some new partners such as Microsoft's Reactor here in Sydney, it came down to not wanting to put even one member of our community at risk.
We'll be back
SydJS is always proud to showcase teams and companies in our community that go above and beyond to create experiences and code that set benchmarks for quality and longevity.
The code grows and evolves across time — sometimes providing staff and customer stability and sometimes providing the same staff and customers new opportunity.
One of the teams we're lucky enough to get to showcase each year is our very own principle sponsor, Atlassian.
Atlassian has stood beside SydJS every month for over 10 years and their contribution to keeping our community buoyant isn't just in beer and pizza, but in support and inspiration of a great team of Developers that encourage the community at every meeting