As we progress into Q4 and the end-of-year budget cycle for many organizations, I’d like to have a conversation about budget surplus, and how to steer those dollars away from marketing efforts and into your open source infrastructure. Yes, Budget Surplus Is A Thing We can call it “budget
In my last post about Critical Human Infrastructure, I laid out some background context for the term, and provided a baseline for the discussion: Critical Human Infrastructure just means caring about Humans too. So many of our funding initiatives focus on sustaining open source projects, without also focusing on sustaining
A couple weeks ago I appeared on the excellent Open Source Stories podcast with the MOST excellent Julia Ferraioli. The theme of the podcast was Critical Human Infrastructure. Then, Last week, I wrote a blog post to tell the world "I Am Ready For My Next Role." In
After being laid off in March, I decided to take a couple months to decompress and create space to think about what I was looking for in my next role. In the interim, I asked that you Hire My Team. Now, I'm ready for you to Hire Me.
Last week, I and most of my team were laid off from Indeed. It was a difficult transition for us, to say the least. Ever since I announced that I'd been laid off, many wonderful folks have reached out with kind words and asked me "Is there
Last week, I threw my hat into the ring for the board of the Open Source Initiative. The elections open tomorrow. If you're a voting member, I hope I can count on your vote. (But you should really vote for Aeva Black with your #1 vote as she
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to speak at GitHub Universe. Abby Cabunoc-Mayes (GitHub) and I recorded a great fireside chat, where I dug into the approach I've taken in leading the various funding initiatives associated with Indeed's Open Source Program. If you've
I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be serving on the selection committee for the first round of the newly announced GitHub Accelerator Program. Many open source maintainers aspire to work full-time on their projects, but find themselves doing this work during personal time while also working
I announced that I was leaving Twitter before I had most of my plan in place. I still only have part of my plan in place, but I thought I'd capture my thoughts as a way to spur action on my part. TL;DR; Here's the
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