July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson
Director, Community Operations, Software Freedom Conservancy

Website | @baconandcoconut

Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She has over 15 years of non-profit management experience. She got involved in the free software movement about five years ago when she started working for the Free Software Foundation. She is currently the community outreach director for the Open Invention Network – the defensive patent pool built to protect Linux projects. She is also the community manager for GNU MediaGoblin, a brand new federated media hosting program. In her spare time, she serves on the board of OpenHatch, a small non-profit dedicated to identifying and mentoring new free software contributors with a particular interest in building a more diverse free software movement.


11:30am–12:10pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Craft Portland 252
Deb Nicholson (Software Freedom Conservancy)
There's always plenty to do in the world of free and open source software, but saying yes to it all eventually leads to burnout. Not every job, module or meeting is going to lead to more of the kinds of opportunities you want. When should you reinvent the wheel and when should you settle for something that's good enough? Read more.