Building a Community around Ignite

I'm Jamon Holmgren

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@jamonholmgren

Cofounder & CTO at Infinite Red

Twitter: @jamonholmgren

Jamon Holmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

@jamonholmgren

Live near Portland, Oregon

Wife & 4 kids (hi Cedric!)

Half Finnish

Jamon Holmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

@jamonholmgren

React Native

React.js

Design

Infinite Red

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

@jamonholmgren

Portland, Oregon

July 11-12, 2019

React Native Conference

infinite.red/ChainReactConf

Chain React

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React Native WebView

Lean Core Initiative

Ignite

Reactotron

React Native Open Source

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Building a Community

around Ignite

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What is Ignite?

Ignite

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Started using React Native in 2015

React Native Newbies

Ignite

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It's a CLI

Ignite

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It's a set of boilerplates

Ignite

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It's an ecosystem

Plugins

3rd Party Boilerplates

Community

Ignite

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Thousands use Ignite

Ignite

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Building a Community

around Ignite

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Three phases

Building a Community

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Phase 1:
Build Something Compelling

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 1:
Build Something Compelling

Build something YOU would use

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 1:
Build Something Compelling

Build something you DO use

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 1:
Build Something Compelling

Build it for you

Spend time using it

Feel the pain

Feel the joy

 

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 1:
Build Something Compelling

If you don’t put time into it, why should anyone else?

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 1:
Build Something Compelling

Ignite

We needed it at Infinite Red

Tight feedback loops

Dozens of Infinite Red projects

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 1:
Build Something Compelling

Extensible

Third-party boilerplates

Third-party plugins

Custom component generators 

@jamonholmgren

Phase 2:
Brand, Market, Invite

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 2:
Brand, Market, Invite

A brand evokes a feeling

Gatsby

Apollo

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 2:
Brand, Market, Invite

Make a space

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 2:
Brand, Market, Invite

Blog posts
      Link to community.infinite.red!

Talks - meetups, conferences

YouTube videos

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 2:
Brand, Market, Invite

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 2:
Brand, Market, Invite

People flooding in

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Phase 3:
Community Care

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 3:
Community Care

Welcome!

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 3:
Community Care

Set expectations

Establish rules

Moderate closely

@jamonholmgren

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Phase 3:
Community Care

Participate

Answer questions (not all)

Get to know individuals

@jamonholmgren

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Phase 3:
Community Care

Say "Good Morning!"

Announce new features in the community

Treat them like friends

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Phase 3:
Community Care

Support community solutions

Community boilerplates

Community plugins

Community events

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Phase 3:
Community Care

Go beyond Slack

Chain React

Swag

@jamonholmgren

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Phase 3:
Community Care

Don't automate everything

But do automate some things

Article by David Leuliette:

https://tiny.cc/community-automation

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Impact

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Impact

Over 3,000 people

Lively discussions

New friends, new relationships

@jamonholmgren

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Impact

Recruited IR team members

Community referrals

@jamonholmgren

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Impact

Meaningful connections

US, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Nigeria, Australia, Chile
...and many more

@jamonholmgren

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Impact

Keeping Ignite healthy

Issue reports

Pull requests

Energy

 

 

@jamonholmgren

Learn More

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Ignite

github.com/infinitered/ignite

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Infinite Red

infinite.red

@jamonholmgren

BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Chain React

infinite.red/ChainReactConf

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY AROUND IGNITE

Our Community

community.infinite.red

@jamonholmgren

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Jamon Holmgren

Twitter: @jamonholmgren

jamonholmgren.com

@jamonholmgren

Thank You!

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React Finland 2019 - Jamon - Building a Community around Ignite

By Infinite Red

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React Finland 2019 - Jamon - Building a Community around Ignite

Jamon's talk at React Finland