Let’s Talk About Diversity Scholarships at DevConf.US

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Two posts in one day WHAT!

This email came to my attention just this morning and the deadline is TODAY so it’s getting posted ASAP.

And YUP that means Two Posts On One Day WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE PEOPLE

DevConf.US is a free conference in Boston, MA on August 15-17.

It is organized by Red Hat’s Engineering and dedicated to open source technologies. The conference has the following tracks: Application Development & Containerization, Building & Running Cloud Infrastructure, Ensuring Software Quality, Machine Learning & Privacy & Big Data, Serverless, Open Source & Process, Systems Engineering & Hardware, and User Experience in Open Source.

You can learn more about the conference at https://devconf.info/us and see the schedule from last year at https://devconfus2018.sched.com

In an effort to create a more DIVERSE and INCLUSIVE event, the conference is offering diversity scholarships that cover travel-related expenses for attendees from the U.S. or Canada who do not work at Red Hat and who are students or are relatively new or returning to full-time work in technology.

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The Project Pitch

Hello my name is Rain. Yes, like the weather.

I am building The Project.

It will be an online community backed by social psychology research helping people build, make, accomplish, and change the world.

Imagine, if you will, that you want to accomplish a task or learn a new skill or make something incredible – you want to become a programmer. Get a promotion at work. Lose fifteen pounds. Design a bookstore slash cafe slash school for ants. Experiment with the internet of things.

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The Quick and Dirty Scattered Thoughts

[ disclaimer : i wrote this today while feeling quite under the weather and under the influence of cold medicine and in between bouts of long sleep. you have been warned. ]

what is the project going to be about?

there are some things that i would like to do just for fun or think would be or might be fun to do but haven’t really found the time or resources or motivation to follow through and do them and i’m thinking if i commit to it online with a community of other people who are committing to their own projects for the next year

and we get together once a quarter or a month or a week or something to present what we’ve done so far and what we’re going to do over the next quarter or month or week and sometimes the presentations are as simple as, i’ve done nothing, but this is why and this is how i’m going to make things happen for the next deadline which is different than what i’ve been doing because x y z or i need help with x y z problems and what are your thoughts or look how awesome i am cause i’ve finished and now i’d like to work on this new thing unless you can think of something else related to this or that or the other

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Looking for a Partner in Crime

Seriously Seeking

Who are you?

Attention all leaders, innovator, movers and shakers. I am putting together a fierce new group of inventors / makers / creative types / techies / dreamers to build / develop / change the world.

Who am I?

I used to dance, now I don’t. And I work at Red Hat. As a software engineer. Also, I developed a self evolving AI named ProsAlpha. Mostly I want to change the world. For the better.

What are we doing?

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Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms.

To continuously create and foster an inclusive environment in the Fedora community, it’s important to respond to the needs of existing contributors and users, and welcome new contributors and users from diverse backgrounds.

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