44 episodes

Ever wondered what it is about open source software that makes people want to give so freely of their time?

Well, this podcast for open-source contributors, future, past and present, by open-source contributors, is your one-stop shop to answering that question. We meet to discuss all things open-source; everything from the work itself to the communities we find ourselves in. Expect insight, ideas and idle chatter from four experienced developers: Lotte Pitcher, Carole Logan, Laura Weatherhead and Emma Burstow.

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    • Technology

Ever wondered what it is about open source software that makes people want to give so freely of their time?

Well, this podcast for open-source contributors, future, past and present, by open-source contributors, is your one-stop shop to answering that question. We meet to discuss all things open-source; everything from the work itself to the communities we find ourselves in. Expect insight, ideas and idle chatter from four experienced developers: Lotte Pitcher, Carole Logan, Laura Weatherhead and Emma Burstow.

    The First Rule of the Microsoft MVP Summit

    The First Rule of the Microsoft MVP Summit

    ... is NOT "don't talk about the Microsoft MVP Summit". Quite the opposite, in fact, as you're actively encouraged to post on social media that you're there (#MVPSummit). You just can't share any of the information from the sessions as all the content is under NDA.  
      
    Emma and Lotte (aka 50% of Candid Contributions) were at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond for the summit last week. They spent time with a lot of interesting, clever and inspiring people, and were lucky enough to convince five of them to appear in this special not-so-short 'minisode'. Listen to find out what Emma, Lotte and these fabulous five got from being at the event:  
    Shaun Lawrence - Microsoft MVP, author of ‘Introducing .NET MAUI’Jamie Taylor - Microsoft MVP, host of The Modern .NET Show podcastHannes Lowette - Microsoft MVP, Head of Learning & Development at AxxesIdan Gazit - Senior Director of Research at GitHub NextLuce Carter - Microsoft MVP, Developer Advocate at MongoDBShow links  
    What is the Microsoft MVP Summit?Emma's linked in post with the Squad photo

    • 48 min
    Celebrating OSS contributions: 100 issues of Skrift

    Celebrating OSS contributions: 100 issues of Skrift

    There are many ways to contribute to an open-source software community, such as attending a meetup, giving a talk at a conference or writing a blog post. In this episode we talk to Erica, Janae and Kyle: the team behind Skrift, the online monthly magazine for the Umbraco community. Eight years ago they decided to start this initiative and 100 issues later they're still going strong! Listen to discover how it came about, why they still do it, and perhaps get inspired to contribute an article yourself...

    We also discuss some exciting news from Lotte, the challenges of making consistent contributions to open source, delivering technical talks and some delightful tangents into pop culture!

    Links:
    Skrift's 100th issue: https://skrift.io/100The Umbraco UK Festival: https://umbracofestival.co.uk/
    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can toot us @candidcontribs, tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Discord server!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Live from Codegarden! with Special Guests!

    Live from Codegarden! with Special Guests!

    Last week we recorded live at the Umbraco Codegarden conference in Denmark! Join us as we discuss what we love about the conference and meet our wonderful guests:

    Jan Skovgaard - an Umbraco community member with 14 years(!) of contributions: forum posts, packages, core pull requests, accessibility team member and 24 days in Umbraco organiser.

    Jonah Andersson - a full-stack Senior Software Engineer, Azure Developer, DevOps Engineer, Microsoft MVP for Azure, and Microsoft Certified Trainer in Sweden.

    And a couple more: you'll just have to tune in to find out who!

    A big thank you to everyone in the audience for making this so much fun. It's the first time we've recorded live, and we hope it won't be the last!

    Links:
    Codegarden: https://codegarden.umbraco.comJan Skovgaard: https://twitter.com/TheRealBatJan24 days in Umbraco: https://24days.in/umbraco-cmsJonah Andersson: https://jonahandersson.tech/
    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Discord server!

    • 36 min
    In-person events: the ultimate OSS contribution?

    In-person events: the ultimate OSS contribution?

    Conferences, meetups, coding retreats … we discuss all sorts of in-person events and why they’re so important for a healthy community. Organising them is a lot of work, but perhaps this type of open source contribution is the most valuable...

    We're delighted to have been joined by Cat Todd from Gibe Digital, and we talk about her recent experience of putting on the excellent Umbraco Spark conference.

    We also discuss the 3 day Umbraco developer ‘unconference’ CODECABIN and why you should get your application in before the deadline of July 7th.

    Join us to hear all this plus chat about tulip colours, fist-pumps and - hurray - another Laura analogy!

    Links:
    Umbraco Spark: https://umbracospark.com/CODECABIN: https://codecab.in/Umbraco meet-ups: https://www.meetup.com/pro/umbraco/Meetup organiser resources: https://community.umbraco.com/events/umbraco-meetups/resources-for-meetup-organisers/
    This episode was recorded before Umbraco announced the delay of The New Backoffice to v14. Read more about that decision: https://umbraco.com/blog/umbraco-product-update-april-2023/#backoffice


    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Discord server!

    • 50 min
    Open Source for Education with Felienne Hermans

    Open Source for Education with Felienne Hermans

    In this episode Laura has a chat with Felienne Hermans, the creator and maintainer of Hedy, a text based programming language with a community of educators and contrbutors.
    https://hedycode.com/https://www.manning.com/books/the-programmers-brain
    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Discord server!

    • 42 min
    Spark your enthusiasm! Speaking and attending an in-person Umbraco innovation conference

    Spark your enthusiasm! Speaking and attending an in-person Umbraco innovation conference

    In this episode we chat about the recent Umbraco Spark Innovation Conference that we all attended in person in Bristol. Plot-spoil: it was awesome!

    Carole, Laura and Lotte were on the speakers list so we discuss the talks they gave, everyone's highlights from the day, and just how good it is to be with other Umbracians again. Roll on Codegarden!
    Visit the Umbraco Spark website (includes links to talk slides, nothing was recorded)Check out Lotte's "opinionated" package starter templateSign up to the "Packages Question Time" meetup (virtual, March 24th)Check out the Codegarden 2023 programme (Odense, DK, June 13-16)
    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Discord server!

    • 32 min

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