During this panel discussion we will learn about the experience of four open source contributors, and how they got started. By the end you will have some ideas for how to go about your first contribution.
Singapore Management University
Computer Science Student
Back End Engineering Intern
Hartanto is a computer science student from Singapore Management University. He is currently a committer for the COBOL Programming Course after participating as a mentee during the Open Mainframe Project 2021 Summer Mentorship. He aimed to improve the content of the course with various addition and assists new learners to incorporate COBOL as a part of their tech toolkit.
3 Fun Facts:
I am still an undergraduate student, while also a committer for an open-source project!
As of the time writing this, I have around 2 years of experience with mainframes, and I love every single time I spent on the platform.
I love traveling and looking for good food and amazing views.
Aditya is a software engineer at Calyptia working on making Fluent Bit a one stop observability solution. He also understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in tech and is acting as a mentor at Techtonica, a non profit which helps women and non-binary adults overcome the barriers into the tech industry.
Jeff is a self-taught developer who got his start in Open Source through an internship with TriggerMesh about 3 years ago, and has taken him to new heights. He is not only contributing to CloudNative through Knative, but also into experimenting with crypto as his passion and hunger for experimentation continues to grow.
Damilola is a Computer Science student at the Federal University of technology, Akure, Nigeria. He is currently a Linux Foundation Mentee working on a variety of enhancements for the Kyverno project, a Kubernetes native policy engine. He is passionate about contributing to free software and interested in all things Go, Containers, Kubernetes, Security and Systems Engineering.
Chris, through his company Atelier Solutions, helps small to mid-sized companies struggling to modernize their applications as a part of their cloud migration strategy. His background stretches from early work in operations and development with the San Diego Supercomputing Center to operating system development with Sun Microsystems/Oracle and CoreOS, and more recently working with Kubernetes and Knative through Exoscale, Skippbox, and TriggerMesh.
When he's not playing with technology, he's writing, flying, brewing beer, and playing sax.