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Wednesday, October 15 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Open Source: A Job and an Adventure - Dawn Foster, Puppet Labs

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Do you love open source and want to make enough money to pay the bills? Dawn made an accidental career out of open source over 13 years ago, and it changed her life. It has given her an opportunity to work with amazing people and travel the world while doing work that is more fun than any job should be.

This session will start with why you might want to make a career out of open source. The bulk of it will explore the many ways to get open source to pay your bills. Even if you have already have one of these jobs, this talk will provide options for additional career paths and tips for what to do improve your chances of getting that next gig and how to avoid sabotaging your career. Dawn will share her stories about how she ended up here along with some of her time management tips to avoid letting this work take over your entire life (unless you want it to)!

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Dawn Foster

Consultant and PhD Student, The Scale Factory
Dawn Foster is a PhD student at the University of Greenwich and a consultant at The Scale Factory in London. She spent the past 20 years working at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and more. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events along with analyzing the data associated with... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 01