Back in February 2013, I ran my first Open Source Comes to Campus event. It was a snowy day with a small but enthusiastic turnout. At one point during the workshop at the end of the day, a student I was pairing with said something which has stuck with me ever since: “Today has been very empowering for me regarding my computer and the ways I can manipulate it.”
Two years and fifty events later, it’s time for me to move on from my role as Program Director at OpenHatch. This role has expanded over time to encompass not just event planning but curriculum building, conference presenting, sprint planning, guide writing, website making, mentoring, consulting and maintaining one of IRC’s friendliest bots. There’s no doubt about it: the last two years have been very empowering for me regarding the open source community and the ways I can contribute to it.
I’ll be wrapping up my work in the middle of May. I look forward to participating in the OpenHatch community as just another enthusiast and to continuing to work within the open source community.
Happy contributing, everyone. 🙂