How Open Source changed my life

Matteo Collina (11.May.2017 at 17:30, 25 min)
Keynote at jsDay 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

At some point in my career I decided I wanted to quit software development and do an MBA. For a stroke of luck, I failed the admission test and I kept developing software. It was early 2010, and I did not know Node.js existed, and the impact it would have on my life.

I wanted to speak at conferences, and I was terrible at it.

Then, I was lucky to find a job that allowed me time to develop Open Source libraries. I was lucky that someone noticed one, and I went speaking at 2013.

Now I travel the world as a consultant and conference speaker, and I maintain close to 200 OSS libraries. Open Source can change your life too, because there is no such thing as luck.

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Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2017 at 18:09 by Mattia Gentilini (31 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very good! Open source (or Free Software?) is a way of living

Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2017 at 18:43 by Paolo Rovella (8 comments) via iPhone app

Such an inspirational talk! Thanks Matteo ;)

Rating: 4 of 5

11.May.2017 at 19:37 by Massimo Artizzu (44 comments) via Web2 LIVE

So surviving as an OSS maintainer *is* possibile!

Rating: 4 of 5

11.May.2017 at 21:01 by Giorgio Beggiora (56 comments) via Web2 LIVE


Rating: 5 of 5

11.May.2017 at 22:05 by Michele Bertoli (46 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Entertaining story and great advice. I really enjoyed it!

Rating: 5 of 5

12.May.2017 at 10:26 by Samu (27 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It always nice to hear a successful story about the people contributes in open source!

Rating: 5 of 5

12.May.2017 at 11:27 by M_a_s_s_i (79 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspiring! Should encourage all of us to contribute more and be more engaged in the community :-)

Rating: 4 of 5

12.May.2017 at 15:35 by Stefano Sala (21 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Interesting excursus on Matteo's life in open source, a bit more focused on the community rather then on himself would have been better, I think :)

Rating: 3 of 5

12.May.2017 at 16:59 by Tony Mrakovcic (24 comments) via Web2 LIVE

More community content and some real life problems with OS is what was missing here for me

Rating: 4 of 5

12.May.2017 at 20:11 by Stjepan Golemac (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The talk was really inspirational and entertaining but focusing more on the community and less on speaker's feats and failures could go a long way. Nevertheless, it answered a lot of questions I had about open-source and I understand how it could motivate me and the others to contribute more.

Rating: 1 of 5

12.May.2017 at 20:24 by Enrico Bono (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thanks for you effort, but I didn't like the 20 minutes of "who I am". I didn't see the point of the whole talk.

Rating: 1 of 5

12.May.2017 at 22:03 by Anonymous

inspiring for persons who already did it, not for others. I can read your CV when I want...

Rating: 5 of 5

12.May.2017 at 22:11 by Andy Johnson (16 comments) via Web2 LIVE

this was a bit "out of topic" to the conference, as was addressing personal aspects into the world of entering into IT as developers. Some way it was a cool talk that I will suggest to who is starting, and such a way I can find myself

Rating: 5 of 5

15.May.2017 at 11:47 by Davide Brognoli (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

26.May.2017 at 19:26 by Samuele Lilli (82 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The kind of talk that set the hype in me: is thanks to people like Matteo that I push myself to my limits and set the boundaries every day a little bit upper.
Thanks again.

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