How Big Can An Open Source Community Get?

I am delighted to announce I will be ‘Director of Open Source Community’ at CloudBees, the DevOps company.

I love open source. Not just because it is great for your career, but because throughout my career I’ve always wanted to be part of something larger than myself. So I am thrilled to be joining a company built around Jenkins, the ultimate open source, power-of-community success story.

My job is defined simply in two aspects. First, to ensure the Jenkins community continues to grow and thrive. Second, to ensure CloudBees continues to show leadership and exemplary behaviour in the community. Phew, no pressure then. Fortunately, I will have some help: a lovely, diverse team who have plenty of experience in this arena.

At its essence this role is about building bridges, which happens to be one of my superpowers. Still, the nerves are there. But also, the excitement of the possibilities. It feels like many open source communities have only just scratched the surface in terms of members. There is so much potential for open source for a new generation: a much more global, diverse community. I can’t wait.

Credits: Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash


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