November 8th & 9th, 2024
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How to get one of those Open Source jobs

SeaGL 2016

Getting paid to work on open source is sometimes called “living the dream”. People with skill sets in open source development are in high demand, can have good salaries, and often can work from home, with opportunities to work with excellent coworkers, on projects they enjoy. I will present advice and lead discussion on what the necessary hard skills and social skills are, how to get them, and how to gain the necessary social proofs and reputation, and how to curate a portfolio.


Mark Atwood

Mark Atwood, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mark Atwood is a long time participant in the open source community and is a regular conference speaker. Mark is the director of open source engagement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. His technology interests include software infrastructure and tooling, open source databases, and hackerspaces. He is currently the community manager for the OpenSwitch Project and the project manager for the NTPsec Project.