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If you’ll be attending Flock to Fedora — Fedora’s annual contributor conference — in Cork, Ireland this August then I want to sign a copy of Program Management for Open Source Projects for you. Use the online order form before 22 June (and use promo code FLOCK2023 for a $5 discount).

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Other writing: April 2023

What I have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

Stuff I wrote

Fedora

Duck Alignment Academy

Stuff I curated

Fedora

Other writing: March 2023

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

Stuff I wrote

Duck Alignment Academy

  • Be clear about who does what — If you’re not clear about who is supposed to act, people will assume that it’s not them. Be clear so everyone knows what to expect.
  • Words mean things — Choose your words carefully. You want people to discuss the facts, not the wording.
  • Use a decision log to record context — A decision log is a record that you leave for the future. It shares the context to save time when revisiting a past decision.

Fedora

Stuff I curated

Fedora

Other writing: February 2023

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

Stuff I wrote

Duck Alignment Academy

Lafayette Eats

  • Westside Diner — Just because it’s 2pm, that doesn’t mean it’s too late for breakfast food. And this is good food.

Fedora

Other writing: January 2023

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

Stuff I wrote

The Pragmatic Programmers

Duck Alignment Academy

  • Why does this meeting exist? — If you can’t come up with a sentence or two that says why you scheduled the meeting, you should consider what that implies.
  • Stop writing like an engineer — Putting the important part at the end doesn’t encourage them to read the whole thing; it just means they move on without reading the important part.
  • Perception matters — make people feel heard — Making someone feel heard doesn’t mean doing whatever they want; it means they feel like you’ve made a good faith effort to understand them.

Fedora

Other writing: December 2022

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

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The Pragmatic Programmers

  • Manage your project deadlines — Deadlines are easy to set and hard to meet. So how do you set deadlines that aren’t hard to meet? It’s not hard!

Fedora

Stuff I curated

Fedora

Opensource.com

Other writing: September 2022

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

Stuff I wrote

Duck Alignment Academy

The Pragmatic Programmers

Fedora

Lafayette Eats

  • Sunrise Diner — Sunrise has been a staple of downtown Lafayette for decades.

Stuff I curated

Fedora

Other writing: May–August 2022

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here? Not much, but I’m picking up the pace again! And Program Management for Open Source Projects is now available in print and DRM-free ebook!

Stuff I wrote

The Pragmatic Programmers

Duck Alignment Academy

Opensource.com

Fedora

Stuff I curated

Fedora

Other writing: April 2022

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

Stuff I wrote

Fedora

Stuff I curated

Fedora

Other writing: March 2022

What have I been writing when I haven’t been writing here?

Stuff I wrote

Program Management for open Source Projects

The Pragmatic Programmers

Fedora

Stuff I curated

Fedora