How Open Source Can change your life

Santosh Yadav

GDE for Angular, GitHub Star, Auth0 Ambassador

co-founder thisislearning

 

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If you give 10% to the community, you get 10x in return. Anonymous

Story 1

He worked in a startup for 5 years.

He got good raise every year.

He thought he was the best developer.

He decided to leave startup after 5 years.

He used to think he knows everything in tech.

He started getting rejected from one interview to another.

He realized he was working for his organization.

He never invested in improving his skills apart from his work.

He never got involved with community.

Story 2

He lived in Ukraine and worked hard but couldn't get a good paying job.

He thought of leaving the tech industry after 3 years.

He was disappointed with his career not going anywhere.

A new framework called Angular got released.

Stackoverflow

Started Reading Source Code

Started Writing Blogs

Response on his first article

 

He wanted to test success this time

 

Started his own publication for Angular

 

Many expert joined his publication as writer

 

Response within a year

 

Became GDE and MVP

 

Speaking at biggest Angular conference

 

But what about money

 

He got hired by ag-grid

 

Founder AngularInDepth now Indepth.dev

Stackoverflow top 0.17%

Principal Engineer at @KawaAnalytics

More than 1M views on indepth.dev

Winner of Ukrainian IT awards (IT Education) 2019

What happened to dev from story 1

He started contributing to open source in 2019.

He joined Indepth as writer and published more than 8 blogs in year

He moved into Top 100 contributors for Angular and Top 10 for NgRx.

His blog post reached more than 250k views in a year.

He became GDE for Angular and GitHub Star.

He Spoke at First-ever Angular conference in srilanka.

He started creating and managing open source projects.

Got remote Job in 2020.

But what job search this time

 

Networking and community 

 

They started working for the community rather than themselves.

Writing blog posts helped improve their knowledge.

They started improving their skills while helping others.

Helping the community made them stand out from crowd.

But how to get involved with community

Summary

Writing blog posts helps in improving the knowledge.

Start working with community, get involved early.

Create online content such as blogs, videos to reach a wide audience.

It's ok to fail, sometimes the failure teach us the most important lesson.

Still What happened to dev from story 1

He is giving this talk right now.

 

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Importance of communities in building a successful Tech Career

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