Mike McQuaid

Mike McQuaid

Senior Software Engineer, GitHub

Mike McQuaid is a senior software engineer at GitHub where he works from home in Edinburgh. At GitHub he works on improving it for free and open source software and previously automating everything he can and improving GitHub’s and GitHub Enterprise’s performance and quality.

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.

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.



Effective Open Source Interactions


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 […]