Node.js is everywhere, and now we're on Mastodon 👋

My talk Open Source Software and NASA is now posted! It was a lot of fun to give the talk and thanks goes to all that contributed to it.

#FOSDEM #FOSDEM23 #NASA #OpenSourceSoftware #OpenScience

Link to video and slides:

With so many places having done layoffs lately, I wanted to mention the US Digital Service is hiring. It's a wild place to work, but also you get to work on legitimately meaningful projects that affect a lot of people (in 2022, we made it easier for transgender ppl to get passports, helped low-income families buy food, and I got to help identify disadvantage communities for environmental funding). I'm happy to talk about USDS if you're on the fence. #fedihire #fedijobs

Planning a #conference? Include Mastodon at least as prominently in your materials as you do other social media. If you ask presenters or attendees for handles, ask for their Mastodon handle. This is an important opportunity for the Fediverse to reach, welcome, and engage key global audiences. #academia #event

Talking about opening up app stores at #fosdem - John Sullivan asks how many people in the room use @fdroidorg and a huge number of people raised their hands... Obviously a room of #FoSS and #FLOSS types but still great to see

Twitter is a pretty handy search engine for finding people's fediverse accounts.

Also will definitely be sticking around to see shortly after my talk, more about app stores and the EU:

Speaking tomorrow in the Legal and Policy Issues room, about free software's reckoning with app stores:

How better to attract the tech job candidates you want than to advertise in your HTML source? Love it.

For all the #emacs and #orgmode fans: @sachac found her way to the Fediverse 🤓👍

After 18 years with the Free Software Foundation, I've decided to resign my position as executive director, effective at the end of a transition period. We'll be sharing further details, including information about that transition, and a few more words, in the coming days. It's been a humbling honor to serve this institution, and to work alongside the FSF's staff, members, and volunteers over the years. The current staff deserve your full confidence and support -- they certainly have mine.

We're pleased to announce Guardian Project founder and director Nathan Freitas will be joining us as a keynote speaker for #LibrePlanet 2021: Empowering Users! Nathan's work to bring anonymity to millions online is truly inspiring.

This year, your contributions to Tor's Bug Smash Fund have allowed us to work on CI tooling, Tor Browser improvements, defenses against DDoS, GetTor, Arti, security fixes, & Details on the 97 tickets closed with the Bug Smash Fund:

The Free Software conference LibrePlanet is coming up next month (March 20 and 21), hosted by @fsf. I have a warm place in my heart for this conference because I first went on a lark expecting essentially a techbro open-source conference and found instead a community of people concerned with the role of software in society. Unfortunately with an online conference we won't see so much of the community beyond the speakers, but still...

As if I didn't miss FOSDEM enough, when I opened OsmAnd today, it started me at my hotel from Brussels in 2020.

Learning vim every now and then. Is the equivalent to Emacs's M-q really gqip?

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