Tales of Privilege

Here's my latest on Medium: Much has been said recently about privilege and, specifically, white male privilege. How it feeds into the success of many people, especially those who benefit from institutions that privilege whiteness, maleness, and more specifically, maleness that falls within the strict bounds of gender and sexuality norms. It has been said… Continue reading Tales of Privilege

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Episode 8: A New Beginning

Some of you know that I recently left Red Hat. There are multiple reasons for this, mostly to do with a wonderful opportunity that came my way (more on that later). First, Red Hat. I learned more in my 4 years there than at any other time in my career. I went from being just… Continue reading Episode 8: A New Beginning

On Millennials and Special Snowflakes

I'm really sick and tired of all the boomer and gen X tsk tsk-ing those dreaded me-first millennials. All of these articles, which you've no doubt seen by now, follow a similar pattern: Start with a reference to "too much praise" and too much emphasis on self-esteem. Bonus points if the writer mentions "everyone gets… Continue reading On Millennials and Special Snowflakes

The Business of Open Source

As the Gluster Community Lead, I deal with quite a number of moving parts on a daily basis: mailing lists, web sites, groups of volunteers, workshop schedules, budgets and team members. As we go through our community restructuring (more detail on that Real Soon Now), it occurred to me that managing a large open source… Continue reading The Business of Open Source