A road to

open-source


Benjamin Lupton
@balupton
github.com/balupton

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Who aM I?

(why listen to me?)

Ben


Done a few things
History.js
DocPad
Bevry

Other stuff


B2Evolution
jQuery Plugins
Aloha Editor
Hacker Retreat

Startup Hostel
Interconnect
ChainyJS

What I'm really about


Open-Collaboration

Why are we gathered here?

(why should you care?)

IMPORTANCE


If you want to your stuff to be used

If you want to be requested by companies

If you want to survive the digital paparazzi

If you want to stay... sane

learnings


Success is windy path

Failure is feedback

Goals change, that's okay

Growth happens outside comfort

Must be ready for growth

most importantly


Life gives us the lessons we need
via our journey

My Journey

(the need for the lessons?)

1997 (7-8)


Started programming

2006 (16-17)


jQuery

University

Freelancing

2009 (19-20)


Full-time javascript

Ajax

2011 (21-22)


History.js

DocPad

Bevry

2012 (22-23)


Broke

Presence

Network

2013 (23-24)


DocPad

Sponsorship

Expert

2014 (24-25)


Failure

Shift

Training

2020 (30-31)


Open-Collaboration Hotel in Fiji

How do I apply this?

(to my own life?)

PRaCTICAL APPLICATION


Diversify
(inspire others to act)
(you have limits)

Disassemble
(empower others to act)
(make it accessible)

Invest
(life is important, invest in it)
(it will be okay)




Ben
@balupton
github.com/balupton