Captain's Log Week 1 Stardate 94571.09 Huzzah! It's the first-ever edition of the Captain's Log — a journey inside the mind of your favorite programmer/runner/conference speaker! I'm touching a ton of topics in this newsletter so I hope there is something there to satisfy all of your interests. This is the first edition and I haven't completely … Continue reading That Time I Quit Twitter (Week 1)
Since I’ve been in the open source ecosystem for a while, I get a lot of questions from individuals and companies about how to join the open source world. Some individuals are interested in making contributions to an open source project. I’ve written and spoken about this extensively, so I’ll discuss another form of involvement … Continue reading So you wanna open source a project, eh?
I tweet a lot about the actions that open source maintainers and contributors can take in order to make their open source projects more inclusive, welcoming, and healthy. But maintaining the health and inclusivity of an open source project is not a task that follows on contributors and maintainers — it falls on users as … Continue reading Open source: the other side of the contract
I’ve got a confession. My addiction to data might have gone too far. About 6 months ago, I became more focused on health and fitness and began to center my lifestyle around running. I began to eat better. I started to work out 6 times a week. I ran anywhere from 4 to 6 times … Continue reading The data fiend’s dilemma
In July, I started thinking about how people can be incentivized to take small actions to improve their community. I had an elaborate idea for a crowd-sourced game around kindness called A Kind Thing A Day. It was really elaborate. Probably more than I could handle at that time. I went as far as making … Continue reading Micromaking kindness: an experiment
Originally published on OpenSource.com. In a 2013 survey, 11% of contributors to free and open source software identified as women. But perhaps the future looks brighter? We can answer this question by examining the participation of women in Google Summer of Code, a program that provides a stipend for post-secondary school students to contribute to … Continue reading How To Create A Welcoming and Inclusive Open Source Space
One of my biggest struggles involves channeling my excitement and energy for my different projects into successful execution. It’s difficult to channel the youthful vigor I have towards my startup and the community I organize into actionable goals and effective executions. I get really excited about my passions and over time I’ve come to learn … Continue reading Hacking My To-do List