Zulip is a beautiful open source alternative to Slack, optimized for productivity.
The Zulip project has grown from 1 to 300 contributors in about 18 months, with more commits merged per week than Docker and Django combined.
This talk will tell Zulip's story, emphasizing the specific, reusable, techniques we used to build our open source project and make the community successful.
Zulip is a complete open source alternative to Slack, optimized for productivity.
It is also one of the fastest-growing open source projects out there, with hundreds of new contributors in the last year and more commits merged every week than Docker and Django combined.
Since Zulip was open sourced by Dropbox in late 2015, it has grown from just lead developer Tim Abbott to hundreds of contributors around the world in just 18 months.
The purpose of this talk is to share the reusable lessons we've learned from growing our open source project and its community, with a focus on topics like: