OpenSauced with Brian Douglas

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In this episode, Bret and Nirmal talk with Brian Douglas of OpenSauced.

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Brian Douglas, of GitHub fame, has founded OpenSauced, a cool web app and community of open source developers finding their next contribution and maybe their next job. Brian has so many stories of working with open source projects and having conversations with leading open source contributors, while previously being a lead developer advocate at GitHub. So we definitely spend time talking through some of those stories and learning some of that we didn't know about GitHub and open source being run on it. We then dig into how to use the OpenSauced platform he's creating to find your next open source project and get noticed by employers. 

Live recording of the complete show from July 13, 2023 is on YouTube (Ep. #225).

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  • (00:00) -
  • (01:29) - Introducing Brian Douglas
  • (01:33) - What is OpenSauced?
  • (03:18) - First steps in contributing to open source
  • (23:01) - Starting a relationship with the maintainers and building trust
  • (29:15) - Finding projects to be passionate about
  • (38:14) - Why contribute to open source?

Creators and Guests

Bret Fisher
Bret Fisher
Cloud native DevOps Dude. Course creator, YouTuber, Podcaster. People person who spends way to much time in front of a computer.
Nirmal Mehta
Nirmal Mehta
Principal Specialist Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Beth Fisher
Beth Fisher
Producer of DevOps and Docker Talk podcast since 2019. Assistant producer on Bret Fisher Live show on YouTube. Business and proposal writer by trade.
Brian Douglas
Brian Douglas
building @saucedopen - he/him/YO 🍕
Cristi Cotovan
Cristi Cotovan
Video editor and educational content producer. Descript and Camtasia coach.
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