ReactFoo 2017

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Building, Maintaining and Promoting an Open Source Project (NativeBase Story)

Submitted by Sanket Sahu on Saturday, 10 June 2017


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We at GeekyAnts have contributed to Open Source community with NativeBase (5,000+ Github stars) which has become a de-facto UI library for building Mobile Apps (React Native). I would talk about how you can build, maintain and promote your own open source project sharing our expereince and journet of NativeBase.


  • Why Open Source?
  • What to build? (Solve one specific problem)
  • How to promote?
  • How to maitain?
  • And finally, how to monetize?

    Yes, you can make money with Open Source projects.
  • Takeaways

  • Conclusion

Speaker bio

I am Sanket, Founder & CEO of GeekyAnts and we have built NativeBase which is an Open Source library with 5,000+ Github stars. I am an active member of React and React Native meetup group in Bangalore.


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    Siddharth Kshetrapal (@sidkp) a year ago

    Hi Sanket,

    We love your proposal.

    Can you please submit your slides and a 2 minute video on what are you going to talk about. That would help us a lot.

    - reactfoo team

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      Sanket Sahu Proposer a year ago

      Hey Siddharth,

      Thanks for the reply. I wanted to know if we have a deadline to submit the slides and the video? I am actually traveling for the next few days.

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        Siddharth Kshetrapal (@sidkp) a year ago

        Hey, that’s totally fine. You have time :)

      • 1
        Sandhya Ramesh (@sandhyaramesh) Reviewer a year ago

        Hi Sanket, do you have an update on this?

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