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Open Source as a business network and safety net

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A personal take on open source as a business network, and safety net. Given at Belfast - Women Techmakers Conference, 2018.

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Open Source as a business network and safety net

  1. 1. And it can change yours too! Heather McNamee @nearlythere heather@openstrategypartners.com
  2. 2. My First DrupalCon http://szeged2008.drupalcon.org/program/schedule.html
  3. 3. http://www.tanyaplonka.com/blog/2011/03/drupalcon-chicago-part-i/
  4. 4. Creative workshops with Open Strategy Partners TYPO3 Marketing Sprint Community marketing and contribution sprints
  5. 5. Community Authentic communication drives connection ... Community creates business value. Communication Connection Connection drives community ...
  6. 6. Now it’s Drupal Career Online https://drupaleasy.com/dco
  7. 7. http://apprenticeships.usercrunch.com/drupal.html Drupal Apprentice program
  8. 8. Code is a conversation
  9. 9. It takes all kinds!
  10. 10. Code contributions Monetary contributions Feedback, testing Triage, support, helping others Documentation, tutorials Promotion Run a contribution sprint! How to run an Open Source Contribution Sprint https://github.com/drud/sprint_guide
  11. 11. Used with permission “Effective Open Source Interactions” by Mike McQuaid speakerdeck.com/mikemcquaid/effective-open-source-interactions?slide=18
  12. 12. What to look for Beware: The Talent Myth The myths we tell ourselves about programming set an impossibly high bar for entry. Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Django core contributor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIJdFxYlEKE#t=5m0s Mentoring programs Install-Fests Newcomer-focused events opensource.guide/how-to- contribute/ Drupal Core Mentoring Djangogirls.org/belfast Railsgirls.com
  13. 13. How to get involved in OSS https://blog.safia.rocks/post/170 881595320/how-do-i-get- started-contributing-to-open- source * Giving conference presentations on a particular open source project * Answering questions on StackOverflow * Helping triage issues on the issue tracker * Creating educational blog posts and tutorials * Creating screencasts or YouTube videos
  14. 14. Communicate. Connect. Grow. Tracy Evans @kanadiankicks Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire @horncologne 9 174 990 2665 Heather McNamee @nearlythere Heather McNamee heather@openstrategypartners.com
  15. 15. Important things I have to tell you 1. Don’t wait to live your life. 2. Do work that aligns with your values.
  16. 16. Ellen Langer - Reverse Aging Experiment http://uk.businessinsider.com/ellen- langers-reversing-aging-experiment- 2015-4 https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/ magazine/what-if-age-is-nothing-but-a- mind-set.html Two interesting things about aging
  17. 17. Ellen Langer - Reverse Aging Experiment http://uk.businessinsider.com/ellen- langers-reversing-aging-experiment- 2015-4 Two interesting things about aging https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3949005/
  18. 18. Your Money or Your Life Transforming Your Relationship With Money
  19. 19. Doing the math on remote working 1.5 hrs commute each way = 3 hours a day. 15 HOURS A WEEK DRIVING A typical “workday” is 7 hours long. This is like working 7 days a week. WHY.
  20. 20. Find out more at howtomakeadifference.co.uk Business Building Community Cooperation Courage Creativity Fame Family Mastery Meaning Physical Fitness Pleasure Religion Spontaneity Status The Arts The Future The Past The Present Wealth Wisdom
  21. 21. Find out more at howtomakeadifference.co.uk Business Building Community Cooperation Courage Creativity Fame Family Mastery Meaning Physical Fitness Pleasure Religion Spontaneity Status The Arts The Future The Past The Present Wealth Wisdom

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