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Mike McQuaid at Turing Fest 2017

Effective Open Source Interactions

Mike McQuaid

Turing Fest returns on 4-6 Aug 2020 — Early Birds out now!

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Everyone is using open source software now but most people have not figured out how to interact effectively with the open source software community. Mike McQuaid explains how to improve your open source software interactions whether as a user, contributor or maintainer. This talk will teach how to get the open source community to work with and for you to succeed in your goals.

Mike McQuaid
Mike McQuaid
Senior Software Engineer, GitHub

Mike McQuaid is a senior engineer at GitHub where he works from home in Edinburgh. At GitHub he works on improving the quality of internal and external software whilst attempting to automate himself out of the job.

Outside of work, he is the lead maintainer of the Homebrew package manager for macOS, author of Git in Practice (published with Manning) and has contributed to a wide array of other open source projects including KDE and the Linux kernel.

Previously in his career he’s worked as a full stack engineer and built CI and CD at AllTrails, been an international engineering consultant and lead and trainer at KDAB, setup CI and CD as first employee and engineer at Mendeley and created high-performance network analysis tools at BT.

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