About Sustain

It all started with a tweet in November 2016. Six months later, one hundred people gathered in San Francisco and created a cultural shift in how we think about the sustainability of open source software.

SustainSF 2017

After the event, a report was written and a definition was born, “sustainer—the individual or organization who is concerned with the fragile state and future of highly-used and impactful open source projects”. If that sounds like something you identify with, you should join us.

Sustain events are led by a facilitator. There are no keynotes, talks, or sponsor demos. Your undivided attention is required. Phones and laptops should not be used throughout the day and you will be asked to put devices away if they are a distraction to you or anyone else.

This year’s organizers are:

This year’s facilitator is:

You may contact them if you have any questions or concerns. You can also join us on Changelog’s Community Slack (#sustain) or Twitter. This year’s hashtags are: #sustainuk18 & #sustainoss

Logo assets

You can find all of our logo variations on Identihub.

Website info

The website’s design was made by Ura, turned into a website by XhmikosR.

Our tool stack includes:

Also, we are HTML5 valid and try to be WCAG2AA compliant.