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    Netflix Aims to be Scalable, Functional, and Portable (or How to Run a Meetup)

    14 Feb 2013
    Netflix has been open sourcing the software that makes up their platform at a torrential pace. On February 6th, 2013 I attended their first ever open house where they gave developers a bit more insight into their motivation for going open source. The whole event was very professionally run and could be used as a template for how to run a meetup with that much content.

    Innovation in the jclouds Community

    11 Feb 2013
    Last week I had the pleasure of hosting the first jclouds meetup of 2013 at the Rackspace offices in San Francisco. The number one thing that struck me during the meetup was the amount of innovation going on and the commitment of the community. We had a great turn out and 4 presentations were given by members. Without further ado, here they are in the order they were presented.

    An Annotated GitHub Workflow

    25 Jan 2013
    After you’ve worked with any open source project hosted on GitHub for a while, you get used to its particular workflow. Well here’s mine for jclouds but it’s applicable to many projects. This guide will show you how to commit code to a project hosted on GitHub. The guide assumes you’re as least somewhat familiar with git and already have a GitHub account.

    jclouds, Netflix, and appsworld in San Francisco

    14 Jan 2013
    I’m going to be in San Francisco the first week of February and it’s going to be a packed week talking about and hacking on open source software. In addition to spending some time at the Rackspace San Francisco office, I’ll be doing a mix of hosting/attending meetups and presenting at the appsworld conference in SF.

    What is a Developer Advocate?

    28 Dec 2012
    I wrote a bit about “What is a Developer Advocate?” back in October in the article Introducing the Rackspace Developer Relations Group and open cloud SDKs. Not a whole lot of time has passed since then but my thinking on it has evolved and I missed a number of things in that first pass. I’d like to take another crack at it and I still get asked this question often enough that it’s always fresh in my mind.