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Getting Into Open Source for Fun & Profit

Published on September 28, 2020 · Updated on October 22, 2020
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By Helen Scott, Paul Everitt, Phil Nash, and Trisha Gee
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
Getting Into Open Source for Fun & Profit

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About the Talk

A panel discussion featuring stories from developer advocates who took different paths along their open source journeys. Discover how developers and organizations can balance open source work with commercial work – and generate income for both yourself and your company.

Hear from:

  • Paul Everitt, who took the first open source application server through $14 million of funding, and has bootstrapped both the Python Software Foundation and the Plone Foundation;
  • Phil Nash, author of Catch2, one of the most popular C++ test frameworks; and
  • Trisha Gee, Java Champion, published author, and expert in Java high performance systems. Trisha has developed Java applications for both for-profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes, and dabbles with open source development.

This panel is moderated by Helen Scott, who has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, and recently started contributing to open source.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why, how, and when to start contributing to open source
  • Balancing open source work and commercial work
  • Generating income for both yourself and your company through open source

This Talk is Designed For

  • Software developers
  • Organizations
  • Anyone interested in contributing to open source

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About the authors
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Developer and author at DigitalOcean.

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