On the eve of my first DjangoCon, I’m inspired to write about my renewed commitment to open-source.
I’ve benefited so much from the amazing community for Python, Django, Flask, Sass, and just about everything else I use on a daily basis as a Web developer. It’s time I gave something back.
In addition to helping out where I can on Github, I’m actively trying to answer questions on Stackoverflow — this site has saved my ass many times — and here on my personal website. I’m also posting Gists of useful snippets or commands as I create them.
This is nothing innovative, of course. But that’s the great thing about this kind of work: You can jump in at any moment in time, and contribute as you see fit.
And maybe one day, my new baby daughter King will build on the backs of giants as I’m doing now. Then again, we’ll all be robots in the future so there’s that.