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Description : The open source concept and movement only came into being in the late 1990s. There are many among us who remember a time before this. Of those, most helped to shape the philosophy, laws, governance, and policies which are the foundation of the free and open source movement we enjoy today. But what happens when these people decide to retire? Who will carry the baton and lead the movement? Thankfully these people are still with us, helping to craft and lead FOSS. As we look at the...
Topics: ato, ato2019, open source, free software, FOSS, community management, open source sustainability,...
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Description In 2016 Nadia Eghbal released "Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure," which shines a light on how few people maintain the software that underpins a large amount of the internet and the services that run on it. The software world has rallied around Open Source Sustainability. Going with what they know, folks mostly focus on paying FOSS developers. Funding drives were funded. Foundations were founded. Startups started up. Venture capitalists...
Topics: open source, free software, FOSS, OSS, sustainability, open source sustainability, business of...
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Description In 2016 Nadia Eghbal released "Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure," which shines a light on how few people maintain the software that underpins a large amount of the internet and the services that run on it. The software world has rallied around Open Source Sustainability. Going with what they know, folks mostly focus on paying FOSS developers. Funding drives were funded. Foundations were founded. Startups started up. Venture capitalists...
Topics: open source, free software, FOSS, OSS, sustainability, open source sustainability, business of...
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Coding in public: Livestreaming your coding sessions Livestreaming video services like Twitch, Mixer, and Facebook Live are what all the dang kids use to show off how many dang points they can get in their dang video games, but there’s an increasing number of people livestreaming creative work. Jon explores how you can get started, how to get the most out of it, and how to have fun. Slides available here .
Topics: oscon, oscon19, oscon2019, software development, software engineering, coding, programming, game...
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Description We will see a lot of companies on the OSCON 2019 keynote stage, each one sharing how much they love free and open source software. If you’re like many people in the audience, you probably will sit through these keynotes thinking “Wow! Gosh am I ever glad I got to hear from all of these Brands™! Hearing about their experiences really makes me feel like a part of the greater open source community! Yay, Brands™!” VM Brasseur gets it. To a lot of you these companies are...
Topics: open source, free software, FOSS, OSS, corporate open source, business of community
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Description Perhaps you’re bored at your current job. Perhaps you’re new to the tech job market. Perhaps your company lost funding and you were laid off. There are a million reasons why, but there’s one common element: Sometimes we all have to play the job-hunt game. And the game sucks. From unresponsive recruiters to pointless interview questions, a job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing process. VM (Vicky) Brasseur walks you through how to make it more productive and less...
Topics: oscon, oscon19, oscon2019, job hunting, career development, resume, cover letter, interviewing,...
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Description In 2016 Nadia Eghbal released "Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure," which shines a light on how few people maintain the software that underpins a large amount of the internet and the services that run on it. The software world has rallied around Open Source Sustainability. Going with what they know, folks mostly focus on paying FOSS developers. Funding drives were funded. Foundations were founded. Startups started up. Venture capitalists...
Topics: open source, free software, FOSS, OSS, sustainability, open source sustainability, corporate open...
Description: Cloud native is now the default architecture for new and evolving software. While the approach has earned its way to the top of the heap, merit isn't the only factor that lead to its success. In this talk I'll explore the foundation that's given cloud native the solid base from which to reach for the skies. Slides: With speaker notes Without speaker notes
Topics: cloud native, cncf, open source, oss, FOSS, open source definition
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Description : VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy for Juniper Networks, joins us to talk about all things open source. She'll start with a presentation that will cover: * What _is_ open source? There's a Definition for that! * What are licenses and why are they important? * How can you find a project to contribute to? After the presentation she'll take any and all questions related to free and open source software. Slides : Without speaker notes With speaker notes
Topic: software development, open source, FOSS, free software, F/LOSS, contributing
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Description This event is sponsored by DevOpsDays Seattle but is open to the public. Attend to learn how to craft superb conference talks! Our trainer will be VM Brasseur. Whether you're an experienced conference speaker or a newbie, there's something for you to learn about creating the best conference talks possible. This material is usually presented in a four hour interactive session. For this training, it has been condensed down to two hours. Both of the videos contain the same material....
Topic: software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
Most of the system admins of the past started with being the only IT person and team. So the knowledge level of seeing the overall architecture and need for growth just a part of the everyday thought process. What was not really both forth was you were doing System Architecture just on small level. What happens as the team grows? You not only have you to worry about but others and their roles. The mental mind shift is how do the following: Move from a single mindset to a multi-talented team How...
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Topics: seagl, seagl2018, open source, FOSS, free software, management, system administration, sysadmin,...
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In 1995 everything changed with the creation of the World Wide Web. Anything that could be digitized was digitized and entire industries changed. And with the digitization came tools to help everyone become a producer of digital content. From music to video, books to journalism, we pulled all the friction out of the content pipeline and democratized entire industries. But the industry we never talk about is the one that was already digital – software. Software was democratized as well....
Topics: seagl, seagl2018, open source, FOSS, free software
The lens through which we view--and know--what it means to love, to be ourselves, and to connect with others is now backed by microchips and millions of lines of code. As our lives continue to become increasingly managed by our devices, we need to ask ourselves what we're gaining--and what we're giving up--by allowing technology into the spaces that make our hearts ache and that keep us up at night. This talk will weave together two narratives essential to many people: health and love. It will...
Topics: seagl, seagl2018, open source, FOSS, free software, mental health, self care
The open source software ecosystem has seen major changes since the term "open source" was coined and adopted 20 years ago. The scale and complexity of open source projects have increased, professional development practices like software testing at the project level have been introduced, and the infusion of money into development has created a different landscape for contributors and companies. In this modern world of open source software with the tremendous success in terms of...
Topics: seagl, seagl2018, open source, FOSS, free software
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The Cascadia Community Builder Award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the free software movement in the Cascadia region and this year’s winner is Don Sheu. The award was presented in person on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at the Seattle GNU/Linux conference . Don founded PuPPy, a friendly user group dedicated to proliferating a diverse and talented Python community in the Puget Sound region. In a little over four years, he’s served PuPPy attendees about...
Topics: seagl, seagl2018, open source, FOSS, free software, Cascadia Community Builder Award
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Description Free and open source software has come a long way since their start decades ago. Today it's the default choice for just about every software development project and tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and even Microsoft are using, contributing to, and releasing free and open source software. With its popularity for infrastructure and bootstrapping development, it's tempting to say that free and open source software has won, but it's premature to make that call. While it may have...
Topic: software development,software development, open source, free software, free and open source...
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Oct 25, 2018 VM Brasseur
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Description Learn how to craft superb submissions to your favorite conference CfPs (call for papers). Our trainer will be VM Brasseur. Whether you're an experienced conference speaker or a newbie, there's something for you to learn about creating the best submissions possible. Slides With speaker notes Without speaker notes Audio Recorded from Zoom (all voices) Recorded from Audacity (my voice only)
Topic: software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
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Oct 22, 2018 VM Brasseur
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Description: So your company is going to release an internal project as open source. Are you ready for your new responsibilities? You could just throw the code up on a forge like GitHub or GitLab, but it’s unlikely to receive attention or provide much benefit to the company. Open sourcing an internal project requires a lot of thought and work. Releasing a project as open source requires changes to the development, build, and release workflow. This is not about the code per se; it’s the...
Topic: software development, open source, free software, free and open source software, FOSS, F/LOSS, OSS,...
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Sep 25, 2018 Security Working Group, sponsored by the Portable Applications Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society
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IEEE Std 1003.1e is part of the POSIX series of standards. It defines security interfaces to open systems for access control lists, audit, separation of + privilege (capabilities), mandatory access control, and information label mechan- + isms. This standard is stated in terms of its C binding.
Topics: auditing, access control lists, application portability, capability, information labels, mandatory...
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Sep 15, 2018
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Description: 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the term "open source" and the Open Source Initiative. What most people don't realise is that PHP pre-dates this by three years and has had a profound and lasting effect on the internet as we know it. But what sort of effect can you, personally, have on PHP?  In this keynote, VM Brasseur will cover:  What is F/OSS, where does PHP fit in, and why does this matter?  How to locate a F/OSS project to contribute to.  How to get started...
Topic: software development, open source, free software, free and open source software, FOSS, F/LOSS, OSS,...
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Description Projects fail in droves. Systems hiccup and hours of downtime follows. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. We talk a lot about building resilient systems, but all systems are (at least for now) built by humans. Humans who have been making the same types of mistakes for thousands of years. Just because failure happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact,...
Topics: redeploy, redeploy2018, failure, psychological safety, postmortem
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Description: So your company is going to release an internal project as open source. Are you ready for your new responsibilities? You could just throw the code up on a forge like GitHub or GitLab, but it’s unlikely to receive attention or provide much benefit to the company. Open sourcing an internal project requires a lot of thought and work. Releasing a project as open source requires changes to the development, build, and release workflow. This is not about the code per se; it’s the...
Topic: software development, open source, free software, free and open source software, FOSS, F/LOSS, OSS,...
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Description: You know the code and the project. You’re doing lots of cool stuff. You have plenty of slides. So why is everyone in the audience reading their email?  It doesn’t have to be that way. Great presenters are made, not born. The way to become a better speaker is through training, science, and practice. VM Brasseur teaches you the 10 (or so) steps to great tech talks. If you’ve never attended a speaker training before, you’ll see how much better your talks could be. If you...
Topic: software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
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Jun 21, 2018 Dr. Rayna M. Harris
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How to create an issue as well as how to submit a pull request (aka a PR) on GitHub.
Topics: dcppc, team copper, github
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The Importance of Ecosystem Slides With speaker notes Without speaker notes
Topics: tpc, yapc, yatpc, yapc2018, TPCiSLC, ecosystem, community health, community management, Perl
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Abstract Projects fail in droves. Systems hiccup and hours of downtime follows. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. We talk a lot about building resilient systems, but all systems are (at least for now) built by humans. Humans who have been making the same types of mistakes for thousands of years.  Just because failure happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact,...
Topics: openwest, openwest2018, failure, psychological safety, postmortem
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Videos from Day 2 of the May NIH DCPPC Collaboration Workshop The 2018 May DCPPC workshop took place on May 30-31 in Boston in the Countway Library of Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. These videos are of the lightning talks at the start of the second day of the workshop. Each team provided a 5-ish minute summary of what they planned to work on next. Videos Rayna Harris from Team Copper Sasha Wait Zaranek from Team Copper Brad Heavner from TopMed Data Stewards Team...
Topics: dcppc, commonspilot
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Videos from Day 1 of the May NIH DCPPC Collaboration Workshop The 2018 May DCPPC workshop took place on May 30-31 in Boston in the Countway Library of Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. These videos are of the lightning talks at the start of the first day of the workshop. Each team provided a 5-ish minute summary of what they had been working on. Videos Charles Reid of Team Copper Cricket Sloan of Team Calcium Paul Avillach of Team Calcium Claris Castillo of Team...
Topics: dcppc, commonspilot
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Abstract "Software is eating the world…" –Marc Andreesen "…and open source is eating software." –seemingly every tech journalist in the past 5 years Tech journalists and others are crying it from the rooftops: "Open source has won." Linux is found in everything. Companies look first to open source options when selecting new technologies. Microsoft  ❤️  Linux. It certainly seems as though open source has, as they say, won. But what does FLOSS look like...
Topics: openwest, openwest2018, open source, free software, free and open source software, foss, floss,...
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May 22, 2018 Dr. Rayna M. Harris
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Dr. Rayna M. Harris provides an introduction to GitHub notifications as well as how to modify your notification settings to meet your needs.
Topics: dcppc, team copper, github
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Description Projects fail in droves. Systems hiccup and hours of downtime follows. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. We talk a lot about building resilient systems, but all systems are (at least for now) built by humans. Humans who have been making the same types of mistakes for thousands of years. Just because failure happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact,...
Topics: pycon, pyconus, pyconus2018, failure, psychological safety, postmortem
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Topics: seagl, seagl2017, open source, FOSS, free software, community, writing, opensource.com, opensource
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Topics: os101, os101 2018, open source, FOSS, contributing, newbie, free software, career development, open...
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For most companies, hiring is a cargo-culted, cut-and-pasted affair, run by people not trained to perform the task. In this talk, I'll share the five things any team can do to improve its hiring process. Slides : With speaker notes Without speaker notes
Topic: software development, hiring, technical management, interviewing, job postings
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Feb 28, 2018
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A half work day of conference preparation training. The end goal is to prepare employees for successfully locating and proposing to technical conferences. This training includes: Learning about your audience Crafting a successful talk proposal Organising proposals for efficient reuse Handling proposal rejection
Topic: software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech conference
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You’ve decided to take the plunge and contribute to free and open source software. Congratulations! You’re about to start a journey to a fascinating world. However, before you take that first step of your journey, you should learn a bit more about that world you’re looking to enter. Experienced free and open source contributors take a lot of terms and concepts for granted, but these things are a foreign language to first time contributors. They wander into a project and can’t understand...
Topics: os101, os101 2018, open source, FOSS, contributing, newbie, free software, career development, open...
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These days it seems everyone in technology is talking about free and open source software. Millions of people are doing more than just talk: they’re contributing, and you want to, too. Before you get started, answer one question: Why do you want to contribute to open source? It turns out, most people find it harder to answer this question than they were expecting. That answer, however, is completely vital to their success as they start out on their open source journey. Contributing to open...
Topics: os101, os101 2018, open source, FOSS, contributing, newbie, free software, career development, open...
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 The  FOSDEM 2018   Community Devroom , required to keep the room staffed all day but not wanting to schedule a speaker over the lunch hour, instead scheduled  Community Karaoke . The Community Devroom audience members who did not feel like going to lunch in that half hour instead stuck around for singing, dancing, and, in this case, beatboxing. Remy D is the open source program manager at Twitter  and vocal percussionist for the Songbirds . His contribution to Community Karaoke was improv...
Topics: fosdem, fosdem2018, open source, beatbox, beatboxing, a cappella, acappella, community dev room
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 The  FOSDEM 2018   Community Devroom , required to keep the room staffed all day but not wanting to schedule a speaker over the lunch hour, instead scheduled Community Karaoke . The Community Devroom audience members who did not feel like going to lunch in that half hour instead stuck around for singing, dancing, and beatboxing. The term "open source," was coined on February 3rd, 1998, exactly twenty years ago to the day, therefore the first item on the karaoke playlist was...
Topics: fosdem, fosdem2018, open source, 20th birthday, community dev room
Talk Description : As we look at the next horizon for FOSS, we must consider who will take us there. While we have these founders in our midst, we must take the time to do succession planning for free and open source leadership. While sharing of and collaborating on software has been around as long as there's been code, the open source concept and movement only came into being in the late 1990s. There are many who remember a time before open source. Of those, most helped to shape the...
Topics: fosdem, fosdem2018, open source, FOSS, succession planning, community management
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Perhaps you're bored at your current job. Perhaps you're new to the tech job market. Perhaps your company lost funding and you were laid off. There are a million reasons why, but one common element: Sometimes we all have to play the job hunt game. And the game sucks. From unresponsive recruiters to pointless interview questions, a job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing process, but there are a lot of things which you can do to make it more productive and less stressful. Some of the...
Topics: lisa, lisa17, lisa2017, job hunting, career development, resume, cover letter, interviewing,...
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Topics: all things open, ato, ato2017, software development, open source, community management, free...
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Topics: seagl, seagl2017, open source, FOSS, succession planning, community management
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Oct 3, 2017 Deb Nicholson & VM Brasseur
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Collaborative software building has its own special challenges: globally distributed teams, stakeholders who are coming from very different perspectives, and often a mix of paid and volunteer contributors. The good news is that there are lots of ways to improve a team’s communications and collective goal-setting as well as solid and reproducible ways to set expectations and build accountability without getting lost in the wilderness. The bad news is that it rarely works the way you expect...
Topics: velocity, velocityconf, velocitynyc, velocity2017, velocitynyc2017, software development, community...
Free and open source software (FOSS) is an emerging market for most of the corporate and business world. It's a new land, abundant in resources and promise, and businesses are getting very excited about the possibilities. It's also an entirely foreign culture, and many businesses are struggling to learn how to operate in this new land. With such potential, a growing number of businesses are looking to enter the FOSS emerging market, which is no surprise. This talk focuses on best practices for...
Topics: open source entrepreneur network, osen, osen2017, software development, open source, community...
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Topics: open source summit, ossummit, ossummit2017, ossna, ossna2017, software development, open source,...
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Topics: devworld, devworld2017, software development, public speaking, technical presentations, tech...
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Topics: pyconau, pyconau2017, open source, FOSS, succession planning, community management
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Aug 4, 2017
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Topics: openwest, open west, openwest2017, open source, FOSS, succession planning
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Topics: openwest, openwest2017, open source, FOSS, internet archive, ia, archive, programming, software...
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Description With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals. Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to...
Topics: open source, FOSS, Internet Archive, internetarchive, API, APIs, programming, software programming,...
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Description With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals. Of course, having a collection that large doesnât help anyone if itâs difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to...
Topics: open source, FOSS, Internet Archive, internetarchive, API, APIs, programming, software programming,...
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Resources Bibliography Description Projects fail in droves. Up to 90% of new businesses fail within 10 years. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. Just because it happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact, embracing failure can be one of the best things you do for your project. Failure is a vital part of evolution. By learning to love failure we learn how to take the...
Topics: failure, pdxdevops, PDX DevOps, devops, psychology, sociology, organisational theory, project...
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While sharing of and collaborating on software has been around as long as there's been code, the open source concept and movement only came into being in the late 1990s. There are many who remember a time before open source. Of those, most helped to shape the philosophy, laws, governance, and policies which are the foundation of the free and open source movement we enjoy today. But what happens when these people decide to retire? Who will carry the baton and lead the movement? Thankfully these...
Topics: oscon, oscon2017, oscon 2017, open source, FOSS, succession planning
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Apr 27, 2017 VM Brasseur
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Mar 15, 2017 VM Brasseur
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Abstract : This is what winning looks like  * New world of corporate involvement in FOSS  * How we can help keep FOSS FO while helping the corporations embrace it Image Credits : Love.  Elevationman on Flickr; CC BY Linux.  doctorserone on Flickr; CC BY Internet Archive Logo.  Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain Perl.  Perl Foundation O'Reilly.  Wikimedia Commons. Fair use. Hug.  plumnutz on Flickr; CC BY-NC 4 Freedoms.  GNU Foundation; screenshot by author Open Source Definition.  Open...
Topics: foss, open source, opensource, flossuk
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Mar 10, 2017 VM Brasseur
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Resources: A large list of articles, books, research papers, and other resources are available in the Zotero bibliography: https://www.zotero.org/groups/remote__distributed_teams/items Abstract: A lot of dev teams are going remote now, but without the correct infrastructure and processes in place you may not be able to support those remote workers team members. During this session we’ll discuss some of the preparations you should make before bringing remote staff on board, as well as how to...
Topics: telecommuting, distributed teams, remote, telecommute, work from home, management, communication,...
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Mar 8, 2017 VM Brasseur
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Introduction : This is a screencast of my presentation at ConFoo Montreal in 2017. I accidentally recorded my presenter screen rather than the audience view (as I usually do), so you get to see my speaker notes in this video. You lucky dog, you. Resources : There is a bibliography of articles, books, and research for this talk. It's located on Zotero: https://www.zotero.org/groups/crash_course_in_tech_management/items Abstract : 'Programmer' and 'Manager' are two different titles for a reason:...
Topics: confoo2017, confoo, management
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While sharing of and collaborating on software has been around as long as there's been code, the open source concept and movement only came into being in the late 1990s. There are many who remember a time before open source. Of those, most helped to shape the philosophy, laws, governance, and policies which are the foundation of the free and open source movement we enjoy today. But what happens when these people decide to retire? Who will carry the baton and lead the movement? Thankfully these...
Topics: scale, scale15x, scale 15x, socal linux expo, open source, FOSS, succession planning
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Jan 19, 2017
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Abstract While community management and developer relations are gaining acceptance, many companies still don’t know that these efforts can benefit not only the communities of the open source projects on which their business relies but also their productivity and profitability. VM Brasseur looks at community from a business perspective and explores the effect community can have on an organization’s bottom line. Although there are communities everywhere, Vicky approaches the...
Topics: lca, lca2017, linux.conf.au, open source, community, community building, community management,...
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Jan 5, 2017
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Abstract While community management and developer relations are gaining acceptance, many companies still don’t know that these efforts can benefit not only the communities of the open source projects on which their business relies but also their productivity and profitability. VM Brasseur looks at community from a business perspective and explores the effect community can have on an organization’s bottom line. Although there are communities everywhere, Vicky approaches the...
Topics: pdx, pdxlinux, pdxlinux2017, open source, community, community building, community management
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Resources Bibliography Description Projects fail in droves. Up to 90% of new businesses fail within 10 years. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. Just because it happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact, embracing failure can be one of the best things you do for your project. Failure is a vital part of evolution. By learning to love failure we learn how to take the...
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Resources Getting started with IRC on opensource.com IRC quick start guide on opensource.com RFC 2812: IRC Talk Description IRC is old. IRC is arcane. IRC is hard to set up. IRC has no scrollback by default. IRC has the usability of a broken down car. IRC is also the chat solution of choice for thousands of free/open source projects. It's freely licensed. It's free to use. It's free (as in puppy) to set up and maintain. It's discoverable. If you want to participate in and collaborate on these...
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Resources Getting started with IRC on opensource.com IRC quick start guide on opensource.com RFC 2812: IRC Talk Description IRC is old. IRC is arcane. IRC is hard to set up. IRC has no scrollback by default. IRC has the usability of a broken down car. IRC is also the chat solution of choice for thousands of free/open source projects. It's freely licensed. It's free to use. It's free (as in puppy) to set up and maintain. It's discoverable. If you want to participate in and collaborate on these...
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Abstract While community management and developer relations are gaining acceptance, many companies still don’t know that these efforts can benefit not only the communities of the open source projects on which their business relies but also their productivity and profitability. VM Brasseur looks at community from a business perspective and explores the effect community can have on an organization’s bottom line. Although there are communities everywhere, Vicky approaches the...
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You can say many things about software development, but you cannot say we lack for choices. There are at least a dozen Javascript frameworks. At least nine schemaless databases. Container orchestration? At least eight options (so far). Or, you're choosing an architecture? Would you like service-oriented? Too big for you? Then how about microservices? Don't like servers at all? It's OK, you're covered with serverless. With so many options at our disposal and appearing every day, many teams find...
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Perhaps you're bored at your current job. Perhaps you're new to the tech job market. Perhaps your company lost funding and you were laid off. There are a million reasons why, but one common element: Sometimes we all have to play the job hunt game. And the game sucks. From unresponsive recruiters to pointless interview questions, a job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing process, but there are a lot of things which you can do to make it more productive and less stressful. Finding the...
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Talk Feedback Please provide feedback for this talk . Abstract You know the code and the project. You’re doing lots of cool stuff. You have plenty of slides. So why is the audience all doing their email? It doesn’t have to be that way! Great presenters are made, not born. The way to become a better speaker is through training, science, and practice. In this tutorial, veteran conference presenter VM (Vicky) Brasseur will teach you the ten steps to great tech talks: Know Your Audience Have an...
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They drop by, they fix their particular problem, they leave. They're the drive-through contributor. While, yes, we all would prefer that these people stick around and join the community, there's no denying that a good drive-thru contribution adds value to your project. A strong argument can be made that the more drive-thru contributors your project has, the healthier the project process and ecosystem. It shows that you've set up a process which is easy to understand, easy to follow, and which...
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Originally posted on YouTube From HPE Helion Longtime open source maven VM Brasseur discusses how to measure the health of an open source project, why contributors are more important than community, and how to get the most from drive-through contributors. Featured in this video: VM Brasseur, Senior Software Engineering Manager HPE Cloud Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmbrasseur Follow HPE Cloud: https://www.twitter.com/hpe_cloud ABOUT HPE HELION HPE Helion is a complete portfolio of...
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Please provide feedback for this talk! Joind.in feedback form: https://joind.in/event/openwest-2016/have-it-your-way-maximizing-drive-thru-contributions They drop by, they fix their particular problem, they leave. They're the drive-through contributor. While, yes, we all would prefer that these people stick around and join the community, there's no denying that a good drive-thru contribution adds value to your project. A strong argument can be made that the more drive-thru contributors your...
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Feedback Please provide feedback for this talk! Joind.in page for this talk Resources Bibliography of articles, books, and other resources Talk Description “Wow, are you ever a great programmer! You’re such a great programmer that we’re going to make you a manager!” A promotion! Calloo! Callay! Except… The truth of the matter is that being a good programmer doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be a good manager. You’re about to have a lot of new responsibilities thrown at you. Are...
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Please provide feedback for this talk! Answer these two simple questions: http://goo.gl/forms/uFrQ1Qpc4JwJ7pgq1 Resources Getting started with IRC on opensource.com IRC quick start guide on opensource.com RFC 2812: IRC Talk Description IRC is old. IRC is arcane. IRC is hard to set up. IRC has no scrollback by default. IRC has the usability of a broken down car. IRC is also the chat solution of choice for thousands of free/open source projects. It's freely licensed. It's free to use. It's free...
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Please provide feedback for this talk! Answer these two simple questions: http://goo.gl/forms/jPqaqU3DjgMz8Nq82 They drop by, they fix their particular problem, they leave. They're the drive-through contributor. While, yes, we all would prefer that these people stick around and join the community, there's no denying that a good drive-thru contribution adds value to your project. A strong argument can be made that the more drive-thru contributors your project has, the healthier the project...
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Please Evaluate This Talk! Please answer two quick questions on this Google Form . Description With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals. Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this,...
Topics: open source, FOSS, Internet Archive, internetarchive, API, APIs, programming, software programming,...
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Cutting Some Slack: Decoding IRC Please provide feedback for this talk! Answer these two simple questions: http://goo.gl/forms/tsraYsZ8sHgQZZnr1 Resources Getting started with IRC on opensource.com IRC quick start guide on opensource.com RFC 2812: IRC Talk Description IRC is old. IRC is arcane. IRC is hard to set up. IRC has no scrollback by default. IRC has the usability of a broken down car. IRC is also the chat solution of choice for thousands of free/open source projects. It's freely...
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With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals. Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and...
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Nota Bene Due to technical difficulties, the first two hours of video for this presentation are not available. Additional Resources All slides, exercises, resources, and examples for this presentation are available on GitHub . Presentation Description "How was the presentation?" "It was ... um, OK. Kind of interesting." Don't let the above be your talk! There's a lot more to doing a good talk than just knowing the code you're presenting. Join this tutorial to learn the ten...
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Warning: The first half of the audio has static every 11 minutes or so. The static only lasts 10-15 seconds each time. Perhaps you're bored at your current job. Perhaps you're new to the tech job market. Perhaps your company lost funding and you were laid off. There are a million reasons why, but one common element: Sometimes we all have to play the job hunt game. And the game sucks. From unresponsive recruiters to pointless interview questions, a job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing...
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With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals. Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and...
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With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals. Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and...
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A job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing process, but there are a lot of things which you can do to make it more productive and less stressful. Perhaps you’re bored at your current job. Perhaps you’re new to the tech job market. Perhaps your company lost funding and you were laid off. There are a million reasons why, but one common element: Sometimes we all have to play the job hunt game. From unresponsive recruiters to pointless interview questions, a job hunt can be a...
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Projects fail in droves. Up to 90% of new businesses fail within 10 years. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. Just because it happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact, embracing failure can be one of the best things you do for your project. Failure is a vital part of evolution. By learning to love failure we learn how to take the next step forward. Ignoring or...
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Introduction This video (as well as the slides, also contained in this video), are from VM Brasseur's Crash Course in Tech Management talk at OSCON 2014 . This is the high quality version of this video is from O'Reilly Media . I'm very grateful to them for allowing speakers to retain copyright and the ability to post the videos elsewhere. Thank you, O'Reilly. Session Description “Wow, are you ever a great programmer! You’re such a great programmer that we’re going to make you a...
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Introduction This video (as well as the slides, also contained in this video), are from VM Brasseur's How We Went Remote talk at OSCON 2014 . This is the high quality version of this video is from O'Reilly Media. I'm very grateful to them for allowing speakers to retain copyright and the ability to post the videos elsewhere. Thank you, O'Reilly. Session Description A lot of engineering teams are considering going remote now. And why not? There are excellent people everywhere. Why limit yourself...
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Dana Jacobsen will give a talk on his number theory module. This is an early version of the talk for FOSDEM . This talk describes the history, design, and implementation details of a number theory module for Perl. With implementations for most functions in C, C+GMP, and Perl this offers speed on most platforms as well as portability. Comparisons will be made with tools such as Pari/GP, SymPy, SAGE, Primo, OpenPFGW, and others. The Perl ntheory module (aka Math::Prime::Util) offers a portable...
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Louis Erickson, an Silicon Valley Perl Monger , will be joining us to present Cross Platform Perl, something about which we all should learn more. The slides and all code examples for this talk are available on GitHub .
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