Paolo Rotolo

Android Engineer @ Nextome

Talk Title

Brick by Brick: Building Open Source libraries






10:30 > 40 min


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So you have an idea, and you want to publish a library for it? But where do you start? Doing Open Source is a fine art which requires skill you don’t easily learn on schoolbooks. Creating a new library is like building a new house that people want to live in: you need to start with a great foundation, build your inner walls and then add all the niceties that make your house the best place to live in.

Join us as we share our journey building Open Source Android libraries: we’ll start from tools to help you organize your code, we’ll learn how to publish your libraries publicly and how to effectively maintain them. Throughout this journey, we’ll share our experience maintaining popular Android libraries such as Detekt, Chucker and AppIntro.

A house won’t be a home without someone living inside it, though. As your library won’t be a popular library without a strong community around it. So we’ll have the opportunity to share our insights on building strong communities around Open Source, getting developers together, finding new contributors and dealing with maintainer burnout.

Curious to know how to build a shiny new library brick by brick? Then make sure to don’t miss out this talk, and we can’t wait to see what you all will be building!

Speaker Bio

I’ve been fascinated by computers and software since I was young: at 12 I discovered the open-source world, joined the Ubuntu Community and started my journey in the software development magic.
Android developer since 2013 when I bought my first Android phone. I immediately fell in love with the platform and started developing some projects like Numix and libraries like AppIntro and then bringing that passion to work. Now I’m developing Indoor Positioning and Navigation systems at Nextome in Conversano (Puglia), while I finish my Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Bari.