Open Source, Open Résumés

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Having worked in open source software for the last 11 years, I talk about how the principles of open source software help individuals get noticed and ultimately get paid for the kind of work they want to be doing.

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Open Source, Open Résumés

  1. 1. Matt Westgate // @Lullabot // DrupalPVD 2014 “I need a person with an Open Source mentality.” OPEN SOURCE, OPEN RÉSUMÉS
  2. 2. “ “Cash Rules Everything Around Me. C.R.E.A.M. Get the money. Dollar, dollar bill y'all.” — Wu Tang Clan THE REAL WORLD
  3. 3. HIPPIES TEND TO NOT CARRY MONEY (OR CLOTHES)
  4. 4. THE ACCIDENTAL RIGHT-CLICK
  5. 5. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"> <html> <head> <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="/static/css/banner-styles.css"> <title> Yahoo! </title> <base href="http://www.yahoo.com/"> </head> <body> <center> <form action="http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search"> <a href="http://www.yahoo.com/bin/top3"><img width="460" height="59" border="0" usemap="#top3" ismap src="http://us.yimg.com/i/main32.gif" alt="Yahoo!"></a><br> <table cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td align="center" nowrap> <a href="http://www.yahoo.com/homet/?http://play.yahoo.com"><b>Yahoo! Games</b></a><br> <small>chess, hearts, spades</small> </td> <td align="center"> <a href="http://www.yahoo.com/M=26036.208672.1462854.251247/D=yahoo/ S=2716149:N/A=41612/?http://pager.yahoo.com/pager/" target="_top"><img width="230" height="33" src="http://us.yimg.com/a/ya/yahoopager/promo3.gif" alt="[Download Yahoo! Pager]" border="0"></a> </td>
  6. 6. I HAD TO EXPLAIN WHAT THE WEB WAS.
  7. 7. “ TEH DRUPAL HAPPENED “Community plumbing”
  8. 8. THE REWARD ‣ Made money freelancing. Got out of debt. ‣ Convinced my boss to get into Drupal. He was already interested in Open Source. ‣ I was having fun
  9. 9. PERSONAL REWARDS ‣ Inspired! Smart community. ‣ Learning! Asynchronous development methodology ‣ Empowered! Contribute to something bigger than myself. ‣ Validation of my ideas and skills. ‣ Collaboration & Diplomacy
  10. 10. PROFESSIONAL REWARDS ‣ Reputation! I was starting to make a name for myself... from Iowa. ‣ e more work I did, the more people wanted to pay me for the work I did ‣ Was offered a book deal.
  11. 11. ZOMG! OPEN SOURCE IS FUN, BUT IS THIS A REAL JOB? <ENTER THE F.U.D.>
  12. 12. MAKING A DECISION ‣ One day I'm going to die. ‣ e value of “Being free to fail” ‣ e 10 days/ 10 months / 10 years rule ‣ I'll regret this if I don’t try.
  13. 13. TAKEAWAYS ‣ Hippies don’t wear clothes. ‣ Contribute to a project bigger than yourself. ‣ Default to open. ‣ Let people know you before they hire you. ‣ Give what you do a URL.
  14. 14. “ — Sir Chant-A-Lot TIME PASSES SWIFTLY. DO DO WHAT YOU LOVE & SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS, YO. OH... OHM....OHM...
  15. 15. THANKS www.lullabot.com

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