Aug 12, 2021
We often vaunt the greatness of Open Source and skirt some of the lesser seen issues while focusing on the greatness of the communities we are a part of. What is it like for solo maintainers? Can we set our expectations on people writing code on nights and weekends, people who have other aspects to their lives? How do we keep vulnerable people in Open Source safe?
Fortunately, our guest for this episode, Penelope Phippen, has navigated these waters. Penelope is the maintainer of a rubyfmt, rspec, and is involved in Rust, while also working as a full-time engineer and on the Board of Directors at Ruby Central. That said, there is so much more to Penelope than her job description. Like her Battlesnake Twitch stream. Give a listen to someone with experience in so many aspects of the Open Source world.