Sustain

Sustain

Sustain is a podcast that showcases resources and systems so as to reward open source contributions. We shine the spotlight on people to help their projects to grow and evolve. We also focus on structuring code and organizations to support the efforts of open source contributors. You can listen to previous episodes on Devchat.tv. Newsletter

Episodes

November 6, 2020 30 min
Panelists Allen "Gunner" Gunn | Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Erik Rasmussen Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Our special guest today is Erik Rasmussen, who’s the creator of Redux Form and Final Form, two of the most popular form state management libraries in the React ecosystem, which we will learn more about. Erik talks about his blog post on, “Open Source Sustainability,” which he wrote ou...
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Panelists Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Jenn Schiffer Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Our special guest today is Jenn Schiffer, Director of Community at Glitch. Today, we will learn all about how cool Glitch really is and it’s free! Also, they are one of the first platforms that let you view source of server-side code. Jenn tells us her internet humor variety show called “Hoobastank2 on Twitch, w...
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Panelists Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Joel Wasserman Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Our special guest today is Joel Wasserman, an Engineer at Google and Founder of Flossbank. If you’ve never heard of Flossbank, this is the episode you want to listen to. We learn all about what it is, how the method works, what makes it different from other donation models out there, and how signing up and donating...
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Panelists Allen "Gunner" Gunn | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Mikeal Rogers Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Our special guest today is Mikeal Rogers, who works at Protocol Labs as IPLD Lead. We learn what Protocol Labs is, where they come from, and what Mikeal does there as the IPLD Lead (InterPlanetary Linked Data). We will find out what happened when io.js forked with Node.js, if there is a difference ...
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Panelists Allen "Gunner" Gunn | Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Dominic Tarr Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Our special guest today is Dominic Tarr, an open source sailor hacker person, calling from his boat in New Zealand. He’s been instrumental in the early JavaScript scene. Dominic tells us how he got into open source, coding, and how he got involved in JavaScript and Event Stream. We wil...
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Panelists Pia Mancini | Richard Littauer Guest André Staltz Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Our special guest today is André Staltz, a self-employed JavaScript wizard from Helsinki, Finland. He’s done a lot of interesting open source work and has been really instrumental in how open source funds individual developers. He tells us about his consulting job and about the great blog post he wrote. We will talk about the cost...
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Panelists Pia Mancini | Richard Littauer Guest Danese Cooper Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! On today’s episode, we have special guest, Danese Cooper, from her home in West Counties of Ireland. She currently works for NearForm, as VP of Special Initiatives. We will learn all about how the InnerSource Commons and Open Source are related. We find out about Danese’s last tech job at PayPal, where she started talking about In...
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Sponsored by: https://www.honeybadger.io/images/navbar_logo.svg?1597697989 (https://www.honeybadger.io/) Panelists Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Shurui Zhou Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! On today’s episode, we have special guest, Shurui Zhou, who is going to be teaching soon at University of Toronto in the Fall, and she’s been working on Forks on GitHub. Our topic today is Social vs. Hard Forks. We will lea...
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Sponsored by: https://www.honeybadger.io/images/navbar_logo.svg?1597697989 (https://www.honeybadger.io/) Panelists Eric Berry | Richard Littauer Guest Tom Callaway Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! On today’s episode, we have special guest, Tom Callaway, currently working at AWS, but previously at Red Hat for almost twenty years, doing pretty much every job they had. We will find out all about Red Hat and all the positio...
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Sponsored by: https://www.honeybadger.io/images/navbar_logo.svg?1597697989 (https://www.honeybadger.io/) Panelists Allen "Gunner" Gunn | Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Nadia Eghbal (https://nadiaeghbal.com/) Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Today, we have special guest. Nadia Eghbal, a writer and researcher, works for Substack, and has a new book out which we will be talking about today! W...
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Sponsored by: https://www.honeybadger.io/images/navbar_logo.svg?1597697989 (https://www.honeybadger.io/) Panelists Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Kevin Owocki Gitcoin (https://gitcoin.co/) Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Today, we have special guest, Kevin Owocki, founder of Gitcoin. We find out what Gitcoin does and what’s changed with it in the past couple of years. Some other topics we discus...
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Panelists Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Amanda Brock OpenUK Andrew Katz Orcro Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Today, we have two special guests from the UK, Amanda Brock and Andrew Katz. Amanda is CEO of the UK body for “open” and OpenUK. Andrew is a lawyer working for a small boutique consulting firm that does open source things. We are discussing contact tracing apps and how they are going. We ...
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Hello and welcome to Sustain! On today's episode, we have special guest, Nadim Kobeissi, who runs a small company in Paris called Symbolic Software. We are going to find out how Nadim got into doing security and cryptography and all about his new project called Verifpal. We will also learn more about PEPP-PT effort, RustTLS's code, Cure53, and we discuss the effectiveness of the Code of Conduct. Download this episode to fin...
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Hello and welcome to Sustain! On today's episode, we have special guest, Matt Asay, Cloud and open source executive with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Matt tells us how his office is different from the Open Source program office. We will learn all about his career and his HTML5 start-up Strobe that was acquired by Facebook. Also, Matt talks about some interesting things he's learned from interviewing project maintainers and it...
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Panelists Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Joseph Jacks Founder and General Partner of OSS Capital Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! On today’s episode, we have special guest, Joseph Jacks, Founder of OSS Capital and also works on Open Core Summit, which is a conference he founded as well. Today we discuss with Joseph what he does at OSS Capital, the companies they invest in and how he helps commercial ...
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Sponsored by Linode Panelists Allen "Gunner" Gunn | Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Pia Mancini | Richard Littauer Guest Nathan Schneider University of Colorado Boulder Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! In this episode, we have special guest, Nathan Schneider, a Professor of Media Studies at CU Boulder. He also runs a new little outfit called Media Enterprise Design Lab. In today’s episode, Nathan will tell us wha...
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Sponsored by Linode Panelists Allen "Gunner" Gunn | Justin Dorfman | Pia Mancini | Richard Littauer Guest Tobie Langel Show Notes Welcome to Sustain! On today’s episode, we have special guest, Tobie Langel, the Founder of UnlockOpen, from Geneva, Switzerland. Tobie tells us all about UnlockOpen and what he does there. He tells us how he focuses on convincing companies that they need to contribute back to Open Source....
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Sponsored by Linode Panelists Eric Berry | Justin Dorfman | Pia Mancini | Richard Littauer Guest Kaitlin Thaney Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Today, we have Kaitlin Thaney, who is the Executive Director for Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI). Kaitlin will tell us all about IOI and what she’s doing there. She also explains the history of the Mozilla Science Lab and how her team c...
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Sponsored By Linode Panelists Justin Dorfman | Eric Berry | Richard Littauer Guest Cindy Wang (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindy-wang-365233/) Sr. Director, Product Management, Yahoo Knowledge Graph Verizon Media Gil Yehuda (https://twitter.com/gyehuda) Sr. Director of Open Source Verizon Media Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! In this episode, we have special guests, Gil Yehuda and Cindy Wang, who both work for Verizon ...
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Sponsored By: Panelists Justin Dorfman | Richard Littauer Guest Dave Gandy (https://sustain.codefund.fm/guests/dave-gandy) Font Awesome Show Notes Producer's note: When the show "ends," we are still recording while we all say goodbye. This time our goodbye turned into a great conversation with Dave after we finished recording Episode 33 (https://sustain.codefund.fm/33). With Font Awesome 6 (https://fontawesome.com...
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