Why doesn’t anyone use my library?01:45 PM - 02:10 PM on August 15, 2015, Room 704
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When, why, and how to open source code, and how to get it into real-world use. Lessons learned working on Pydub (audio for humans, a la requests). It's grown to incorporate contributions from around the world, over 1000 stars on GitHub and the nicest API you'll find this side of the DAC.
Stories from Pydub's history, good ideas I've had along the way, and life lessons I've learned from the experience. Mainly patience.
I never would have thought I'd end up contributing to PyPy or finding questions (and answers!) about my project on Stack Overflow, but here we are!
I originally came to open source software young and excited, but I was disappointed when nobody used my projects. I think (hope) I've learned a few things about which Open Source projects get used and why, and also about what creators can do to help the process along.