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Moving On

by Shauna April 30th, 2015

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.  🙂


One comment

  1. Carol Willing says:

    Thank you Shauna for your leadership and your welcoming and thoughtful guidance as Program Director for OpenHatch and Open Source Comes to Campus. You have left a big impact during your time as Program Director: growing OpenHatch’s reach at campuses, developing open source documentation and guides for running events, creating a WelcomeBot to welcome new individuals to IRC, and so much more. You’ve shared your talents with warmth and grace. Thank you and good luck in your new adventures. I’m so glad that you will continue to share your love of OpenHatch and its mission.

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