Contributing.Today Meetup : Open Source Mental Health

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred]

Tonight!

At 2000 GMT+1!

Streaming via Contributing.Today!

I’m super chuffed to join a panel at the https://contributing.today meetup on mental health in open source with the amazing Tierney Cyren (@bitandbang, he/they), OSS Engineering + Developer Advocacy at Microsoft and the awesome PJ Hagerty (@aspleenic, he/him), founder DevRelate, Senior Developer Advocate Mattermost, initiator https://mhprompt.org – an initiative “to start a conversation about mental health in tech”.

Our kickass moderator is the venerable Floor Drees (@FloorDrees, she/her), Community Advocacy Program Manager at Microsoft.

But first the news:

Contributing.today brings together the communities we work with to get them excited about contributing to Open Source software or finds new communities and projects to work on.

One of the ways they do this is by this non-affiliated meetup series in the weeks leading up to FOSDEM 2021 with interviews, panels, presentations, and, of course, all things contributing.

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Wanna See The Skellington?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Twenty Five]

Yesterday I spoke at Software Circus dressed as a skeleton and today, well, I’m a rock star.

My hair is still floofed / spiked and that black make up around my eyes ain’t goin’ NOWHERE.

Wanna see?

But first the news:

Quick quick, like a white fluffy bunny, go check out ze pictures!

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I Totally Get Paid To Be A Skellington Today

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Twenty Four]

I’m ludicrously chuffed to speak at Software Circus today, although, I’ll admit, even if I weren’t speaking, I’d still dress up to watch.

Cause #CostumeContest

And while I already wrote about this in New Mic Who DIS I completely forgot to add an actual link to the conference.

But first the news:

SOFTWARE CIRCUS: NIGHTMARES ON CLOUD STREET

A (Scary) Cloud Native Virtual Festival
29th October, 2020

In the Clouds no one can hear you scream…
Back in May we followed the White Rabbit and reached the clouds of Wonderland… But it looks like our bunny has other plans this time 

Join the Software Circus spirits on a journey through your worst cloud native nightmares, wear your spookiest costume and learn how to bring your projects back from the dead!

All nightmares will be live and available for free! Register HERE

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New Mic Who DIS

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Eighteen]

I’m giving a talk next week with Software Circus and I could not be more SQUEEE.

I saw them back in June when they did an Alice in Wonderland theme and it was just BRILLIANT.

I think every sentence in this post is going to end with all CAPS.

But first the news:

The conference itself is around cloud infra thingsess, but then they have a theme that they absolutely embrace from the speakers to the tracks to the talks to the marketing to the social events – and next week the theme is HORROR.

If you know me, you know I’m ludicrously STOKED.

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Holy Hell, Today

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Thirteen]

I submitted a code for Equinix’s virtual hackathon. And spoke at Fedora Women’s Day about being non-binary and talking about mental health and my Fedora story. And then I streamed a new escape room game.

It’s time for bed.

But first the news:

#WorthIt

But.

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