Open Source (and you can too) - 2011 Teens in Tech Conference

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Open Source (and you can too) - 2011 Teens in Tech Conference

  1. 1. Open Source(and you can too)Teens in Tech ConferenceFriday, August 5, 2011
  2. 2. Hi there!I’m @nacin.Open sourceweb developerand evangelist.
  3. 3. I work forMatt Mullenweg,the founder ofWordPress, atAudrey Capital.
  4. 4. Free and opensource software.
  5. 5. Open source isabout your rightsand your freedoms.
  6. 6. Free as in speech,not as in beer.
  7. 7. Free as in speech,not as in beer.(Or soda.)
  8. 8. My story.(How I cut my teeth.)
  9. 9. 1. Have idea.2. Seek knowledge.3. ???4. Profit.
  10. 10. 2002Databases
  11. 11. Never pass up anopportunity tolearn.
  12. 12. You have to startsomewhere.
  13. 13. 2003Community
  14. 14. You will one day be ona larger stage thanyou can handle.
  15. 15. Relish it.
  16. 16. 2004HTML & CSS
  17. 17. 2005ASP.NET
  18. 18. 2006Practicum
  19. 19. 2007The Web
  20. 20. 2008WordPress & PHP
  21. 21. Define yourself, butdon’t restrict yourself.
  22. 22. Pursue your passions.
  23. 23. Pursue your passionswherever they lead.
  24. 24. Create a balance.
  25. 25. 2009Open source
  26. 26. Interactwith the best.
  27. 27. Absorb. Learn.
  28. 28. It’s more than code.
  29. 29. It’s the community.
  30. 30. 2010WordPress core team
  31. 31. 2011What’s next?
  32. 32. It’s not about thetechnology.
  33. 33. It’s about an idea.
  34. 34. A passion.
  35. 35. At WordPress,our passion isweb publishing.
  36. 36. Open source andentrepreneurship arenot oil and water.
  37. 37. “Software is largely a serviceindustry operating under thepersistent but unfoundeddelusion that it is amanufacturing industry.” — Eric S. Raymond “The Manufacturing Delusion,” The Cathedral and the Bazaar (1997)  
  38. 38. You will useopen source.
  39. 39. You should embrace itand contribute back.
  40. 40. Why?
  41. 41. Build an ecosystem.
  42. 42. Grow a network.
  43. 43. Become better.
  44. 44. Find new ideas.
  45. 45. Open source canbe your résumé.
  46. 46. Thanks!— @nacin

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