I've been working full-time on a Python FOSS project for 525 days, so what did I learn?

Am I a better (Python) programmer? Am I a better teammate? Am I a better person?

In this talk I will share some of the lessons I learned over the course of these 525 days:

  • how to get a tech job in this day & age
  • how to put your ego aside when working with others (who know more than you!) and how to deal with mistakes
  • how to interact with users & contributors online
  • how it feels to collaborate to a large codebase

As for the first three reflective questions, you'll have to ask my colleagues!

Rodrigo Girão Serrão

Affiliation: Textualize

Rodrigo has always been fascinated by problem solving and that is why he picked up programming – so that he could solve more problems. He also loves sharing knowledge, and that is why he spends so much time writing articles in his blog mathspp.com/blog, writing on Twitter @mathsppblog, and giving workshops and courses. You can also find his past talks on github.com/mathspp/talks.

His main areas of scientific interest are mathematics (numerical analysis in particular) and programming in general (with a preference for the Python and APL languages), but Rodrigo also enjoys reading fantasy books, watching silly comedy movies and eating chocolate.

visit the speaker at: GithubHomepage