On Freelancing: Opensource == Food?

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 2:30 – 3:15pm

Excerpt

We all love great opensource projects and great food, and luckily one can make the other for us!

Description

Freelancers are always using open source projects, but few faithfully contribute to the FLOSS community. Some freelancers I have interacted with say they are too busy coding for food – getting contract jobs, trying to get a startup running, updating their skills/toolbox.

This talk aims to show how coding for opensource is coding for food. It should lure more freelancers to contribute to existing open source projects, and start and maintain their own opensource projects. It achieves this by explaining why open source is key to any successful freelancer.

Speaking experience

Just starting out speaking on technical topics.

Speaker