Hi, newsletter subscribers! Thanks for being interested in Changeset Consulting and my open source project management work and writing.
Today I’ll invite you to an upcoming talk, share some recent writing, list a few useful new tools and resources, and publicize some places hiring people to do open source.
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On Tuesday, June 7th, I’m speaking at Upstream Live on “Cadence shear: Managing rhythm and tempo mismatches in participation” in open source projects. I’ll discuss how to deal with this kind of friction in teams mixing paid and volunteer contributors, or different paid teams collaborating in a consortium, etc. The talk is prerecorded; attend live to participate in Q&A. Registration is free!
June 21st is the next Volunteer Responsibility Amnesty Day: Every solstice, take inventory of your volunteer responsibilities. Check with yourself, and end the commitments you need to end – maybe by taking a break, or by rotating it on to someone else, or by sunsetting a project.
Earlier this year I ran several maintainer skills workshops sponsored by Open Source Collective. I’m developing resource documents based on those sessions, and the first one’s gone live: How to attract corporate sponsors for funding for open source projects. I’ll link to more in future newsletters.
I’ve updated my Resources page while overhauling the Changeset website (worked with Areaweb, which was great). We also created an overview of the 5 main ways open source projects get stuck.
A few recent blog posts:
qpdfbecause it can deal with password protection better for recently created files.
Signal-boosting others’ work:
Signal-boosting some organizations that are hiring people to work on open source software:
Best wishes, as always. If you’d like to ask for my availability to work on your projects, or invite me to speak, please reply to this mail or contact me in the Fediverse – I’m on Mastodon as @firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset Consulting