Everything's Already Taken
Three Ways To Find Inspiration For Your Next Project
I'm a software engineer at a medical device company on the west coast of the US. Prior to (and alongside) this role, I have had significant experience in the open source community working on various different open source software projects, including several that I have personally started. My projects that are currently in development include newsrdr (a web-based RSS reader similar to the old Google Reader), arduino-ntpd and a Google map tracking chip enabled merchants in the US.
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Free and open-source software has had a huge impact on software development and computing overall. Many thousands of projects have been created by numerous people for a variety of reasons. However, this variety makes it difficult to figure out what to work on next. To the person just starting out in open-source, it's almost as it seems like everything's already been solved.
In this talk, I'll talk about how I was able to use things in my life--most seemingly unrelated to open source--to create brand new projects and contribute to existing ones. I'll also give ideas on where one can look for inspiration when determining what to work on next. At the end you too will be seeing things that you can improve with the power of open source software and well on your way to making an impact on the community.
- 45 min
- freenode #live
- FOSS and Community