Ari Vaniderstine

Ari Vaniderstine

Developer Advocate


Embark Studios

Embark Studios

Ari is a Canadian immigrant living in Sweden. They’re currently working on developer community at Embark Studios, a game studio building a platform to empower everyone to create games. They learned to code through hackathons, and love teaching creative people to build using technology. Previously, Ari worked on Developer Experience at Spotify and as a technical consultant for software startups. When they grow up, they want to be a Pokémon trainer.


Open Source from Day 1: Building alongside the community


Talk description トーク概要

For many companies, an open source strategy is a way to give back to the community or to raise awareness about a product.

Embark Studios was formed less than a year ago and has no developer-facing product, but has been making a splash in the Rust community and in the broader open source community. This talk breaks down this seemingly backwards strategy and gives the audience guidance on embracing open source even before releasing a product.