There is no such thing as luck
“How lucky you are that you are paid to work on Open Source Software!” Thanks, but that was not luck. I was lucky that my father put me in front of a Commodore64 when I was four. I was lucky when my application for an MBA got rejected… but I developed OSS libraries for two years before anyone noticed. The truth is that there is absolutely no luck in becoming an OSS developer. You need dedication, will and grit. Along with a strong desire for learning new things: from mastering version control to convincing others of your ideas. The good news is that you can become an OSS developer too!
Level: Non technical / For everyone
Matteo is a code pirate and mad scientist. He spends most of his days programming in node.js, but in the past he worked with Ruby, Java and Objective-C. He recently defended his a Ph.D. thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Now he is a Software Architect at nearForm, working on the nscale deployer. Matteo is also the author of the Node.js MQTT Broker, Mosca and of the LevelGraph database. Matteo spoke at several international conferences: Nodeconf.eu, LXJS, Distill by Engine Yard, and JsDay to name a few. In the summer he loves sailing the Sirocco.