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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 fortnightly 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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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 fortnightly 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.

    S2 Ep 9: Coding in someone else's kitchen

    S2 Ep 9: Coding in someone else's kitchen

    How do we learn new frameworks? What are the big shifts in technology we've experienced so far? Listen to find out the answers and how we are getting up to speed with latest in Umbraco .Net Core migration.

    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Community slack channel #candid-contributions.

    Show Links:

    * https://poornimanayar.co.uk/blog/
    * https://www.andybutland.dev/
    * https://umbraco.com/blog/alpha-4-release-of-umbraco-on-net-core/
    * https://github.com/umbraco/rfcs/blob/main/cms/0021-future-proofing-the-umbraco-backoffice.md

    • 42 min
    S2 Ep8: Why did the Java developer wear glasses?

    S2 Ep8: Why did the Java developer wear glasses?

    We're back from a break, and talking about humour. Should we be funny in work situations? How do you avoid getting it wrong? What does having a sense of humour even mean?

    We all need more levity in our lives. Using humour can be incredibly powerful, but also quite risky. According to 'Humor Seriously' there are four primary humour styles: the Stand-up, the Sweetheart, the Magnet, and the Sniper. We discuss our varying styles and gain some insights into how to wield humour for good whilst avoiding the pitfalls.

    We've added a link to the Humor Seriously book and quiz in the list below. Plus we've added links to some things we find amusing to hopefully lighten your day a little!

    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Community slack channel #candid-contributions.

    'Normal' Show Links:

    * Humor Seriously, by Dr Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas: https://www.humorseriously.com/
    * Discover your own humour style: https://quiz.humorseriously.com/
    * Humour is serious business: https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/voices/comment/humour-is-serious-business-for-leaders-facing-crisis

    'Trying to Brighten Your Day' Show Links:

    * https://devhumor.com/
    * Proof that pull request comments can be funny (slightly NSFW): https://github.com/gkoberger/stacksort/pull/4#issuecomment-747656340
    * And if you want to hear an Icelandic comedian talking about Nordic rivalries check out Ari Eldjarn: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81337086

    • 49 min
    S2 Ep7: New

    S2 Ep7: New

    Happy New Year, and welcome to our “New” episode! Join us to hear what things lie ahead in 2021, including a very exciting Umbraco-related update from Emma... We muse on what community might look like this year, and how meetups could adapt to a more virtual world.

    The episode was recorded a few days after the fatal events at the US Capitol on Jan 6th. We discuss the fallout from that, and the tech world’s response to the instigators.

    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Community slack channel #candid-contributions.

    Links

    * Ladies of Code Glasgow meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Ladies-of-Code-Glasgow/
    * Umbraco Glasgow meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-Umbraco-Users-Group-GLUUG/
    * Umbraco London meetup: https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Umbraco-Meetup/
    * How to Run Remote Workshops with Dylan Beattie: https://ursatile.com/workshops/how-to-run-remote-workshops.html
    * AWS acceptable usage policy: https://aws.amazon.com/aup/
    * Mindful coding: https://codingmindfully.com/
    * Yoga with Adrienne: https://yogawithadriene.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S2 Ep6: Include

    S2 Ep6: Include

    In our final episode of our first year as a podcast, we have 2 special guests. We are joined by Ilham Boulghallat from Umbraco HQ and Henk Boelman from Microsoft to discuss leading open source communities.

    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Community slack channel #candid-contributions

    Links:

    * https://24days.in/umbraco-cms/2020/candid-contribution/
    * https://24days.in/umbraco-cms/2020/

    • 1 hr 38 min
    S2 Ep5: Democracy

    S2 Ep5: Democracy

    Recorded soon after the Biden Trump election, we discuss how democratic open source is, and how much it should be. We also talk about the influence of technology and social media on our news consumption and how that influences the opinions we form and, ultimately, how we end up voting.

    Plus a healthy amount of tangential chatter including a whirlwind introduction to the 5 levels of mentalization and the biological foundations of neuroscience (keep up people!), and one bus-related idea for how to choose the next framework for the Umbraco backoffice!

    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Community slack channel #candid-contributions

    Links:

    * Kamala Harris Wears Suffragette White - https://www.vogue.co.uk/news/article/kamala-harris-suffragette-white
    * Democracy OS TED talk - https://www.ted.com/speakers/pia_mancini
    * @everydayracism_ post on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/CHmw7W0lKTY/?igshid=p5v6f7l1md5t
    * Lunar Baboon on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lunarbaboon/
    * Carole's recent talk at dotnetConf - https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2020/Getting-Started-With-Blazor
    * Menopause in the workplace training - https://menopauseintheworkplace.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2 Ep4: Pivot

    S2 Ep4: Pivot

    PIVOT!

    This episode we are discussing pivoting: code approaches, career changes, tech stacks.

    * CanConUmbrackathon guestbook mushroom field: https://candidcontributions.com/umbrackathon/status/

    * Umbraco Community teams: https://umbraco.com/blog/the-community-teams-applications-20202021/

    * DotNetConf: https://www.dotnetconf.net/

    Next time we'll discuss: Democracy

    If you have any feedback, comments or questions you can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Community slack channel #candid-contributions

    • 50 min

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