The Teardown Sessions

Conversations with people who make open source hardware

Oct 22, 2021

Teardown Session 9: community building with Straithe from Great Scott Gadgets

Join Crowd Supply’s Helen Leigh as she chats with Straithe, open source technical community manager at Great Scott Gadgets. They discuss the difficulties (and possibilities) of running a business centered around open source hardware, plus they look at the ways Great Scott Gadgets has built a loyal community around their range of devices. Straithe will be sharing knowledge about technical documentation, pull request etiquette, social media engagement, and building community in open hardware.

In this episode, you’ll learn how community building and management is an often overlooked, under-resourced part of an open source company, but it is vital to success. This episode has lots of information that can help you nurture and strengthen your company’s community. You’ll also learn about the vital role documentation (another often undervalued community asset) plays in building trust and encouraging community participation.


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