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
I think a lot about how to build effective communities for software developers and software users. It’s personally important to me to connect and empower people and I figured it would be a good time to write up some of the things I have learned about building community since I’ve been involved in the technical … Continue reading Programmers, Assemble!
Recently, I have had to deal with several tough decisions in both my professional and personal life. While working through these decisions, I was given some advice that didn’t sit well with me and that I eventually had to turn down. Thus, I felt it was as good a time as any to write up … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, The Unwanted
Originally published on OpenSource.com. Contribute to open source! It’ll look great on your resume! It’s gratifying work! You may have heard people make these statements, or ones similar to them, numerous times throughout your career. They’re not wrong—contributing to open source is a rewarding endeavor in multiple dimensions—but, when software engineers advise other software engineers … Continue reading 6 non-code contributions you can make to open source