Saurav Jain
Saurav Jain
Over the past two years, Saurav has been dedicated to fostering and growing a vibrant community of over 30,000 open-source developers. Saurav's expertise lies in running successful programs such as "Issues for First Timers," which has facilitated the onboarding of hundreds of new developers into the world of open source. With a strong online presence, Saurav has garnered a substantial following of over 40,000 on Twitter. He actively engages with the open-source community, sharing valuable insights, promoting collaboration, and advocating for the benefits of open-source software. Saurav's expertise in community management and his commitment to open-source development have earned him opportunities to speak at renowned conferences worldwide, including PyCon Ireland, PyCon Italy, FOSS Mumbai, OCD India, DevRel.com, and many more. As a speaker, Saurav brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, inspiring others to embrace open-source and contribute to its growth. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights and practical strategies from Saurav's engaging and informative sessions, empowering them to navigate the open-source landscape and make a meaningful impact within their own communities.
React Summit US 2023React Summit US 2023
14 min
Three Factors That are Blocking Contributions to Your Open Source Project
When talking about contributing to open-source projects, it’s crucial to understand from a maintainer point of view what factors are stopping new contributors from contributing to your project. Whether your codebase is very overwhelming to the contributors for the first time or it  lacks good first issues and enough responsive response to their problems. 
In this talk, I will explain how I built a campaign at Amplication that scaled the contributors from 30 to 200 in just one year and how it solved every problem I mentioned above.