I delivered my talk, “Hacking the Kernel, Hacking Myself” at LinuxCon on Wednesday. This is the third time I’ve delivered it, and it’s getting better with practice. The best speeches aren’t written in stone and delivered once; they evolve over multiple deliveries. I’ve tried to show what the OPW program, my mentor, and the Linux foundation have done for me that helped me the most. This time, I brought in some new material about how to support someone who’s seeking to become part of the community.
I was amazed at the response I got. I had quite a few people approach me to tell me not only that they enjoyed the talk, but how the picture of outreach and support that I painted was meaningful to them.
My slides don’t make much sense without the accompanying talk, but if you’d like to see them, here they are.