Session: Finding a Niche in Open Source Contributions
Come for the code, stay for the community. But what does that really mean?
Not everyone who works on open source projects is a Senior Developer or even a coder. Code is very important and so are all the other parts.
How did my previous life experiences as a Volkswagen mechanic, mother, hospice nurse, and Sunday school teacher prepare me for my role in Drupal?
Through this presentation, I’ll weave my previous life experiences into my journey in working with open-source. Learn how the secret to contributing can be in our triumphs as well as our failures. Self-compassion and optimism allow us to take risks which leads to confidence and experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions.
- Learn how the secret to contributing can be in our triumphs as well as our failures.
- Self-compassion and optimism allow us to take risks which leads to confidence and experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions.
AmyJune Hineline is the Senior Community Manager at Opensource.com and Drupal Core Mentor. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. She co-organize various open-source camps and conventions globally, empowering individuals to forge deep community connections that benefit the whole. As a self-described non-coder, AmyJune helps communities discover how they can contribute and belong in more ways than code.
Her ongoing experience as a hospice nurse keeps her in touch with the challenges faced by many end-users. In her continued efforts to make a difference, she helps organize A11yTalks, an online meetup that advocates all things accessibility - one of the core components of building an inclusive web.
Outside of her mission in the technology community space, she has a deep love for mycology, geocaching, and air-cooled Volkswagens. Her ability to spell diarrhea without the aid of spell check has won the hearts of millions.