Shift Developer Conference 2018 — How to Jump Start a Career in Open Source (Video)
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As previously posted, I spent this week at the largest developer conference in Southeast Europe, known as the Shift Developer Conference 2018.
I gave a talk on the soft skill side of development, suggesting some ways to jump-start a career in open source. I did not mention coding, pull requests or even suggest to join a coding project. It's more subtle than the obvious components one would expect in such a topic.
My career in open source has been a long one and I think I've got a few good tips, tricks and pieces of advice based on what's worked on this long and wonderful journey.
After the event slides were posted. The only item missing was the on-site video recording of my session. The organizers posted that today, so here you go.
As a bit of a review, the abstract:
It's not magic. It's not luck. It's not going to happen by itself, so what's the secret sauce? Understanding what makes a career in open source grow, what choices are crucial, and what actions accelerate or damage your open source future are sometimes hard to grasp. Learning to position, expand and grow your personal brand in the open source world is what this session provides. Be ready for your next step in open source. Join me for an hour of power where you'll be given a clear and easy to use plan for jump-starting your open source career immediately.
Hope you enjoyed the talk, see you again next time!
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