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September 20th, 2016

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes: How to Bring Open Source to a Closed Community

One of the things we took away from this talk is that open source can be fun — and that’s a good thing.

The Video Screening Room

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, who works for the Mozilla Foundation as the lead developer for open source engagement, recently gave a lively talk explaining open source inclusion practices. View this engaging video here.

You’ll learn lots of useful tips, as well as being introduced to a wide array of people working on open source projects. I’m following twenty new people on Twitter as a result of watching this talk — and my head is now spinning — in a very positive way. Love those folks in Detroit working on open source social justice projects.

Pass along word to others you know who would be interested in this.

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at pshapiro@his.com.

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