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Do you love open source and want to make enough money to pay the bills? Dawn made an accidental career out of open source over 15 years ago, and it changed her life. It has given her an opportunity to work with amazing people and travel the world while doing work that is more fun than any job should be.
This session will start with why you might want to make a career out of open source. The bulk of it will explore the many ways to get open source to pay your bills. Even if you already have one of these jobs, this talk will provide options for additional career paths and tips for what to do improve your chances of getting that next gig and how to avoid sabotaging your career. Dawn will share her stories about how she ended up here along with some of her time management tips to avoid letting this work take over your entire life (unless you want it to)!
The audience is anyone who is interested in making a career out of their work with open source software or improving their existing careers. Attendees can expect to learn how to find a new career in open source software or improve an existing career. They will also get useful advice about things to do and not to do that will improve their chances of getting that next job.