14. March 2023 - Felicity Brand

Boost your project's trust signals with great docs!

Everything Open Melbourne | 15 March 2023

Open source projects provide many cues that give us an idea of the health of the project and state of the community. These "trust signals" influence our decisions about using the product or joining the project. 

Some of the most powerful signals come from content, documentation, and language. In this presentation, Felicity talks about direct and indirect trust signals, and how you can influence them to increase the health of your open source project.

Here is a copy of the slides from the presentation. Please get in touch if you have any questions!

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