Tom Occhino: Running Open Source at Facebook

  • It was first open-sourced at JSConf US in May 2013 when most people did not take the first open source project from Facebook seriously.
  • In addition to learning about the latest in React, I was surprised to hear Tom Occhino talk about what it’s like to run open source projects at Facebook.
  • React is an open source JavaScript library for creating interactive user interfaces.
  • The project attracted people who really understood the mission and became not only advocates, but also long time contributors.
  • Tom Occhino is an Engineering Manager at Facebook and one of the creators of React Native.

Few days ago I went to a React meetup at Eventbrite in SF with my friend Jack from Pinterest. In addition to learning about the latest in…
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