Maintainerati is a one-day Open Space unconferencence for the community of open source maintainers to gather, present, and discuss the unique and pressing challenges they see in a face-to-face setting.
Organized by the new Maintainerati Core Team in collaboration with GitHub, this next edition builds on past events, and aims to provide an open space for the community of maintainers in Europe to gather, present, and discuss the unique and pressing challenges they see in a face-to-face setting.
Come because you care about open source software, your community, and the people who depend upon the software you maintain. Share the challenges you face, the problems you’ve overcome, the best practices you’ve learned. Listen to the stories of others, and make your community better.
Maintainerati is open to all maintainers, whether you are the leader of a popular open source project, or working alone: we’re all in this together. Join us and share your story and help us build a more vibrant, inclusive, and thriving open source community together.
The Berlin event is being run in conjunction with GitHub Satellite.
What is an Open Space unconference?
We invite you to participate in Maintainerati, because you have something to contribute. Open Spaces allow us to focus on what’s important to you, the attendees, and provides a structure for you and your fellow attendees to drive the agenda.
No speakers, no talks, no passive listening. An Open Space unconference allows you to participate as you want. You set the topics, you drive the conversation, you take away what you need to take away. Have something to share? Share it! Feeling inspired? Act on it! Not interested in the conversation? Move to another one, or start a new one of your own!
Read more about Open Space Technology.
Schedule of Events
Maintainerati Berlin is an all-day event on Friday, 24 May 2019. To get the most out of Maintainerati, please aim to arrive in the morning, and to stay the full day
|08:00 – 09:00
||Registration / Breakfast
|09:00 – 09:30
||Team Room: Introduction to Maintainerati
|09:30 – 10:30
||Team Room: Brainstorming Session Scheduling
|10:30 – 11:30
||Open Spaces: Open Spaces: Session 1
|11:30 – 12:30
||Open Spaces: Open Spaces: Session 2
|12:30 – 13:30
|13:30 – 14:30
||Open Spaces: Open Spaces: Session 3
|14:30 – 15:30
||Open Spaces: Open Spaces: Session 4
|15:30 – 17:00
||Team Room: Debrief
|17:00 – 18:00
Maintainerati Berlin is hosted at Spreespeicher, a beautiful event space on the River Spree. Located in a historic environment - the former border between East and West Berlin- the Spreespeicher is easy-to-reach: taking the motorway A 10 as well as using public transport, the Stations Ostbahnhof and Ostkreuz are close by. Furthermore, the Spreespeicher can be reached by water. Hereto, there are numerous pick-up points for boats along the Spree. A range of hotels are close by the Spreespeicher.
Maintainerati events generate brilliant conversations, but these are largely lost once the day is over.
To preserve your hard work, the Maintainerati Knowledge Production Team will be doing some basic data collection at our Berlin event:
- Pit stop interviews
- Note-taking in discussion groups
- Non-identifying photography (crowd shots)
We will turn this data and turn it into interesting stuff to give back to the community, such as blog posts, presentations, reports and so on.
We follow standard guidelines for research with human subjects. We also comply with GDPR. We will avoid identifying individuals where possible and reasonable. You have the right to not participate, or to withdraw your consent at any time. Only approved researchers will have access to the data.
If you have any questions or concerns about this research, please contact the Knowledge Production lead, Erin Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com.
We also have a Code of Conduct. For any concerns or questions about the Code of Conduct, or to report unacceptable behavior, please follow the directions there. By attending a Maintainerati event, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.