Session

How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too)

Ben Collins-Sussman, Software Engineer, Google
Brian W. Fitzpatrick, Software Engineer, Google, Inc.

Track: Programming
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: D139-140

Every open source project runs into people who are selfish, uncooperative, and disrespectful. These people can silently poison the atmosphere of a happy developer community. Come learn how to identify these people and peacefully de-fuse them before they derail your project. Told through a series of (often amusing) real-life anecdotes and experiences.