? Growing and Tending Open Source Communities

Tuesday, Sep 5
17:00 — 18:30
Access with wristband

? Growing and Tending Open Source Communities

Open source, Communities,

Meetups are independent community gatherings organized by Techfestival co-creators. Open to curious minds of all ages and backgrounds. Make sure to RSVP to secure your spot!

Meet people who are passionate about open source, share experiences and show support to the many people who make all developers’ lives easier. ?

This meetup is for people organizing events, attending events and contributing to open source communities. ? What is important to grow a community, how do you make people stay and feel welcome? What to do and what not to do? Examples of communities to emulate, what did they do right? How not to burn out due to administrative issues?



  • Kenneth Skovhus (?@kenneth_skovhus): “Making Open Source my New Year’s Resolution”
  • Mads Hartmann (?@Mads_Hartmann): “Creating sustainable meetups — various approaches that all didn’t work”
  • Ramón Soto Mathiesen (?@genTauro42): “MF#K Meetup Group, from none to 750 members in just four years”
  • Kevin Simper (?@kevinsimper): “How not to burn out due to administrative issues”


About Kenneth Skovhus
Kenneth is a Full Stack Developer at LEO Innovation Lab. He is a frequent contributor to Javascript projects and currently very interested in Facebook’s Jest testing framework for which he has contributed tools to ease migration.
Find Kenneth on Github ?

About Mads Hartmann
Mads Hartmann is a Software Engineer at Famly. He is active in the Copenhagen developer scene and has organised a meetup for people interested in Scala and other programming languages.
Find Mads on Github ?

About Ramón Soto Mathiesen
Ramón Soto Mathiesen is a passionate computer scientist, that advocates for correctness, code-quality and high-standards. He is organizing the Mødegruppe for F#unktionelle Københavnere.
Find Ramón on Github ?

About Kevin Simper
Kevin Simper is a Full Stack Developer who is interested in JavaScript, Docker and Ethereum. He is the long-time organizer of the Copenhagen JS and Docker usergroups.
Find Kevin on Github ?


Bonus: we will serve beer ? and pizza ?!

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