10 years ago I was a lonely developer sitting in a small room quietly turning out code between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Fast-forward to now and you'll see me standing in front of audiences all around the world talking to developers about numerous topics."Why are you bragging like that at me?" I hear you ask. Because it could happen to you too.

The question I always ask myself is "How the hell did that happen?!?!".

The truth is that the only reason I've managed to advance my career so far in a decade is because of the people that make up the communities of open source projects. Not only do open source projects save you time and money, but the friendships and support groups that can be made within these communities is, frankly, staggering.

Join me as I chart my journey from wage slave to conference speaker, and look at how you can leverage the power of open source to make real friends, real money, and real happiness.


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Alessandro Lai at 18:10 on 13 May 2017

Nice and funny talk around his experience as a developer

Funny, entertaining, inspiring. Great way to end the conf!

I've seen it a few times now, and this is probably one of my favourite talks in general. (and I am not just saying this cause I like the guy)

Matteo Riva at 00:05 on 14 May 2017

The right closure to a very nice conference. Engaging talk and 10/10 on entertainment value (and awesome accent!)

As others already said: awesome talk for the end of the conference, he entertained us for the entire hour! The Marco Pivetta (Ocramius) part was hilarious

A really nice and entertaining talk.