It’s time again for my regularly scheduled (once every year and a half) blog post to avoid completely neglecting my personal blog. While I don’t blog often, I do still update my Speaking page on a regular basis, and conferences have really ramped up over the past couple of months! I’ll admit to being really tired of attending boring virtual events, so when the in-person events started back up, I went to all of them! In my rush of excitement about traveling and seeing people again, I agreed to do way too many talks – 10 talks in two months. Here are a few of the topics I’ve been talking about over the past year and a half, and you can visit my Speaking page to get links to slides and videos where available:
- Navigating and mitigating open source project risk
- Good governance practices for open source projects
- Metrics and measuring project health
- Becoming a speaker and getting talks accepted at conferences
- Being a good corporate citizen in open source
I’ve also written quite a few blog posts on the VMware Open Source Blog and elsewhere on similar topics:
- Speaking at Open Source Conference series: Benefits and barriers and Getting your talk accepted
- Navigating Open Source Risk series: Licensing risk, Contributor and Organization risk, Community risk, and Leadership and Governance risk.
- Collaborative Leadership: Transparency and Governance Beyond Company Affiliation
- Tech Beacon blog post about Assessing Risk for Open Source Cloud Native projects.
I’ve also been a guest on a few podcasts: Open Source for Business, a Brandeis webinar on Open Source and Education, Community Signal, and The New Stack. You can also find me as an occasional host for various metrics topics on episodes of the CHAOSScast podcast.
As part of my work on the OpenUK board, I was interviewed for a featured section about Open Source Program Offices in the report, State of Open: The UK in 2021 Phase Two: UK Adoption where I talked about VMware’s OSPO.
On a more personal note, we’ve been doing really well throughout the pandemic. We finally had our first real vacation in Malta, where we relaxed while eating and drinking our way through Malta along with swimming, snorkeling, reading, and enjoying the sunshine. I still keep an updated list of every book I read here on my blog if you’d like to know what I’ve been reading.
Since I don’t post here often, if you want to keep up with what I’ve been doing, I post more frequently on Twitter.