Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen is a full-time Open Source Contributor. He loves to help others with his software. He is obsessed with Developer Experience (DX). So he created jest-preview to help frontend engineers to write and debug Jest tests effortlessly. He is also a core member of, a curated list of Javascript packages, which helps you to follow the growth of the Javascript ecosystem.
React Advanced Conference 2022React Advanced Conference 2022
16 min
How to Build Your Own Open Source Project
We all used open source projects every day such as npm packages, editors, web applications, and even operating systems... Have you ever thought of building one of your own? In this talk, I will share my journey building jest-preview, from when it was just a vague idea, to currently a well-adopted library to help frontend engineers write tests faster. I will share with you how to come up with an idea for a project to work on, what is the struggles you have to overcome as an author of an open source project, how to manage time efficiently, and how you get attention from engineers around the world.