How to get one of those Open Source jobs
Getting paid to work on open source is sometimes called “living the dream”. People with skill sets in open source development are in high demand, can have good salaries, and often can work from home, with opportunities to work with excellent coworkers, on projects they enjoy. I will present advice and lead discussion on what the necessary hard skills and social skills are, how to get them, and how to gain the necessary social proofs and reputation, and how to curate a portfolio.
Mark Atwood is the Director of Open Source Engagement at Hewlett-Packard. He has been deeply involved in open source practice since the late 80s. His technology interests include open source development and governance, open standards, and cloud computing. He describes his work as "learning amazing stuff and meeting amazing people, and then introducing them all to each other". He makes his home in Seattle.