2021.08.17 Digital Library Pedagogy Twitter Chat

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"Building Stronger Community Engagement for Open-Source"

This conversation will discuss ways open-source projects engage and interact with their communities as well as brainstorming ways to overcome barriers and help communities thrive in an online environment. Join Arran Griffith @FedoraProgram, the Program Coordinator at Fedora, to learn how to leverage the power and community with open-source. Ahead of the chat, the co-host has shared the following resources on building communities that encourages people to use, contribute to, and evangelize your project:

This chat will be at 7:00 pm CST (5 pm PT / 6 pm MT / 8pm ET) on August 17th, 2021. Questions will be tweeted from the @CLIRDLF handle. Join in and follow by tweeting with and looking at the #DLFteach hashtag. Questions? Contact the #DLFteach coordinator. All are welcome!


  • Friday, August 13, 2021, 1:00 pm CST - Join us this Tuesday, August 17th at 7:00 pm CST to participate in our #DLFTeach chat: "Building Stronger Community Engagement for Open-source" with Arran Griffith, Program Coordinator at Fedora, @FedoraProgram
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6:00 pm CST - In one hour (7p CST), we begin our August #DLFTeach chat "Building Stronger Community Engagement for Open-source." Join us! Our co-hosts recommend https://opensource.guild/building-community/ for a conversation primer!
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7:00 pm CST - Hi and welcome! We’re about to start today’s #DLFTeach chat on building engagement in open source projects with our co-host and Program Coordinator at Fedora, Arran Griffith, @FedoraProgram.
  • Tuesday, 7:01 pm CST - Follow via the #DLFteach hashtag from your Twitter account. Questions will be tweeted at intervals during this hour from @CLIRDLF. When you tweet your responses from your account, use the hashtag & reference the question number (e.g., include "A1" when responding to Q1). Thanks!
  • Tuesday, 7:02 pm CST - The Digital Library Pedagogy working group, affectionately called #DLFteach, is part of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). For tonight's event and all our work, we follow the DLF Code of Conduct: https://www.diglib.org/about/code-of-conduct/. Please follow this code of conduct as you participate.
  • Tuesday, 7:03 pm CST - Let's get started! First, all participants and hosts, please introduce yourselves! #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 7:05 pm CST - Thank you for introducing yourselves and participating! Conversation questions will now be tweeted from the @CLIRDLF handle. Ready? Here we go! #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 7:06 pm CST - Q1: What methods do you use to promote the community aspect of your open-source project? #DLFTeach
  • Tuesday, 7:16 pm CST - Q2: Do you have strategies to share on identifying and engaging underrepresented communities? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 7:26 pm CST - Q3: What obstacles have you overcome to help increase engagement from new contributors? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 7:36 pm CST - Q4: Are certain social media platforms better suited for engaging people in open-source projects, specifically those catering to academic audiences? #DLFTeach
  • Tuesday, 7:46 pm CST - Q5 (Last question): Is on-going, non-tech engagement essential for community-supported projects, or do you feel the focus should be more centered around community-led technical support? #DLFteach
  • Tuesday, 7:56 pm CST - Thanks to all who have contributed to this #DLFTeach chat. This conversation will be archived and posted to the DLF Wiki in the coming days. Look for links to that record at https://wiki.diglib.org/2021.08.17_Digital_Library_Pedagogy_Twitter_Chat
  • Tuesday, 7:59 pm CST - Look for #DLFteach Twitter chats every other month! The next chat is on equity in digital pedagogy on October 18, 2021. Get direct updates by joining our Google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dlf-pedagogy
  • Tuesday, 8:00 pm CST - Learn more about #DLFteach, what we do, and how you can get involved! https://wiki.diglib.org/Pedagogy