At Box, we rely on open source software and the strong community that makes it possible, which is why we are excited to host our first ever Box Open Source Open House on September 23rd here at Box HQ. The open house will feature talks from Facebook's Paul Tarjan on HHVM and Box's Matt Basta on a new open source project (more on that soon). Arista, Facebook, HBase, LinkedIn, Netflix, Node.js and Twitter will also be on hand to showcase their open source projects and collaborate with attendees.
Nearly six months ago, we announced Box Open Source and introduced 20 new open source projects. Since then, Box has continued to push high-quality code that's configurable, extensible and well-documented. Our projects span applications like unit testing, systems & database monitoring and HTML5 rendering. And we're staring to see some strong traction - our Anemometer project, a Box SQL slow query monitor, has grown to 435 stars in GitHub. Flaky, a nose plugin to automatically retry flaky tests, now averages over 10,000 downloads per month.
Open source software exists and thrives because of the people that support it and our Open Source Open House is an opportunity to bring together and learn from everyone in the Open Source community. Registration is open! We hope to see you there.