I’ve been asked to give a keynote address at the 2015 Cascadia IT conference. For the keynote, I’d like to include stories of IT Admins’ contributions – large and small – and how they helped and how they were uniquely valuable. Although I have a number of stories of how various IT admins (system, network, security, etc.) have contributed to my projects (Linux-HA/Pacemaker and the Assimilation Project), I’m looking for more – lots more. This post is a request to send me your stories of how IT admins have contributed to open source projects in large or small ways.
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Let’s get some inspirational stories of how admins have been able to help in large or small ways with open source projects!
To tell me your stories, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below…
To help spark your memory, here are some categories I’ve seen where admins have really helped out with open source projects.
- code (shell scripts, C, Java, etc)
- patches – large or small
- test cases
- recommending the project
- willingness to be a reference
- retweets, likes, and other social media sharing
- suggestions for features
- ideas on how to do things
- insight into what’s important
- pointers to other resources – RFCs, web pages with solutions
- suggestions on how to resolve an issue
- feedback on what’s important
- understanding of how a tool or feature is being used
- user stories – business rationale
- administering project servers
- continuous testing, integration, etc.