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Wednesday, October 24 • 15:05 - 15:45
Getting Some Peace and Quiet as an Open Source Maintainer - Cornelia Huck, Red Hat

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So you came for the glory of being listed as a maintainer, only to discover that work is continuing to pile up, random people are bothering you on mailing lists, and users are asking for help to actually use your code?

Fear not, this talk is here to help. It will explore some strategies for handling contributions and discussions that leave you breathing space while still encouraging people to do more good work. After all, a burned out maintainer is bad news for everyone.


Cornelia Huck

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Cornelia is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, working mainly on virtualization and s390x related topics in QEMU and the Linux kernel. She has been acting as a maintainer for s390x virtualization topics in QEMU and the Linux kernel for several years.Previously, she has given talks... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 15:05 - 15:45 BST
Lowther Suite