37 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 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.

    S3 Ep4: Culture - more than just a hoodie

    S3 Ep4: Culture - more than just a hoodie

    Having a good workplace culture leads to happy, productive developers. But what makes it 'good'? It’s not the same for everyone. We talk about workplace culture and the different environments we’ve witnessed from Silicon Valley to Denmark via the UK...

    We also chat vegetables (of course), paddle boarding and the tennis/squash hybrid called padel!

    We’d love to hear from you if you have any thoughts on this episode, or any comments in general! You can tweet us @candidcontribs, email hello@candidcontributions.com or join the Umbraco Discord and find us there.

    • 55 min
    S3 Ep3: The Codegarden Effect

    S3 Ep3: The Codegarden Effect

    We are back and chatting about our (hybrid) attendance at Umbraco Codegarden conference. Join us as we interview some remote conference attendees on how the event was for them.

    Let us know what you think #theCodegardenEffect is!

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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S3 Ep2: Breaking barriers with Maria Naggaga

    S3 Ep2: Breaking barriers with Maria Naggaga

    We’re very excited to be joined by Maria Naggaga from Microsoft for this episode. Maria has been breaking down barriers both personally, being a woman of colour in tech, and professionally with projects focused on making it easier for people to learn and use .NET.

    We discuss her achievements at Microsoft, what it’s like working in open source on such a large scale, and what effect we - the open source community - have on Microsoft.

    * Coding .NET in the browser with Try.NET - https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/platform/try-dotnet
    * Minimal APIs available in .NET 6 - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/fundamentals/minimal-apis
    * Minimal APIs work in progress docs - https://minimal-apis.github.io
    * Maria on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ladynaggaga

    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.

    • 57 min
    S3 Ep1: Charmingly Rusty

    S3 Ep1: Charmingly Rusty

    We are back!... and little rusty at this podcasting thing!

    In this episode we catch up with what we have been up to in open source since last time, discuss Umbraco 9 and .Net 6 releases, real life conference attendance, aswell as the now traditional neuroscience and vegetable updates.

    * https://umbraco.com/blog/migrating-from-umbraco-8-on-premises-to-umbraco-9-on-cloud/
    * https://umbraco.com/blog/umbraco-9-release/
    * https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6/
    * https://umbraco.com/blog/learnathon-learnings/

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

    • 37 min
    S2 Ep15: The domain name graveyard of hopes and dreams

    S2 Ep15: The domain name graveyard of hopes and dreams

    This week we chat about finishing things - and in some cases struggling to finish them! Tune in to hear us chat about shipping minimum viable products, using to-do lists to get that "finished a task" feeling and navigating side projects when there's so many interesting technologies to try.

    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:

    * "Now we can iterate, right?" - https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/o9xgjj/well_if_it_works/

    * Polywork - https://www.polywork.com/

    * The Developing Dev - https://thedevelopingdev.co.uk/

    * "Sorry for rushing this a bit, but got home yet?" - https://github.com/gkoberger/stacksort/pull/4#issuecomment-747656340

    • 43 min
    S2 Ep14: Kind but bad-ass

    S2 Ep14: Kind but bad-ass

    This week we get together for a post-codegarden natter. How did we experience the conference from afar and from behind the scenes? Listen to find out. Naturally, we talk veg, because it's us, a bit of football and we also talk about representation, why it matters and how the most recent event fared with it.

    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. Especially if you can think of any other songs that relate to open source and development!

    Show Links:

    * Codegarden videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG_nqaT-rbpx6wIDr5ufUlbHkg6qB3sxH

    • 51 min

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