Building and maintaining a healthy community

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B204


Open Source organizations and projects are driven by the strength of its community. We have often seen but how big communities fall because of wrong ways of handling it or mismanagements. My talk will be around the lines of how a community leader or manager can take a few extra responsibilities to keep a community healthy.


Being in the Open Source world for the last 4 years, I have got opportunity of working with several different communities. I am also currently working as community manager, here at Scrollback.

Communities are tough to build, true, but what we often forget is the fact that once built, these communities are even tougher to be maintained.

There are some very simple rules around maintaining the health of these communities. Through my talk, I would like to point out a few of those simple tricks to building and maintaining a healthy community.


community building, community management

Speaking experience

I have been a speaker at several different Mozilla events but the biggest of my life till now would definitely be my speaking experience at FOSDEM in 2014.


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    I like to describe myself as a developer in her alpha phase. I am an Open Source enthusiast who likes to hangout with geeks, drink loads of coffee and spend more than fifteen hours of her day infront of a black terminal.

    I am a Mozilla advocate who has a sword ready, anytime you say anything wrong about any of the Mozilla projects or products. Other than long argruments with people, I also like to spend time, helping new contributors get started with their Open Source contribution.
    I also do have a full time job! I work as a Developer Evangelist at an Open Source startup, Scrollback, which is currently based out of Bangalore.

    A developer by profession…a content writer by passion. Technical writings, blogging etc are stuff that I do as hobby.