For the past 7 months, I have been working on Curiefense full time. This week I am happy to announce that we (Reblaze, my employer) will be sponsoring an upcoming OSI virtual event. That was my first non-code contribution outside Curiefense and definitely won't be our last.
One tool that has been helping me keep on top of things is Orbit. I highly recommend it if you are drowning in DevRel/Community tasks. I will be going more into how I use Orbit in future issues.
That's all for this week. Enjoy the links ⤵️
A new future for icanhazip
I ran a popular free service for 8 years. It had its ups and downs. Major Haden who founded icanhazip.com shares his experiences and its new owner.
The Impact of Toxic Influencers on Communities
Portia Burton sent me this. A great read for community managers having issues with difficult members.
Leah Silen on how NumFocus helps makes scientific code more sustainable
“I think that is probably one of the things that is most needed across projects is every project having a Community Manager to really look at their internal communities as well as interactions with their user base.”
Leah was a great guest who shared her experience running NumFocus and making impactful non-code contributions to the scientific, research, and open source communities!
Stormy Peters: Sustaining FLOSS at Microsoft's Open Source Programs Office
Stormy Peters is an OSPO OG. She is now the Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft and joined us to talk about how she got involved with open source as well as what she believes the future holds for the community!
Tweet of the Week
"love seeing wholesome open source collaboration ✨"
Don't be like rmcgibbo.
This work © 2021 by Justin Dorfman is licensed under CC BY 4.0