Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Half my life spent in open source

Brad Fitzpatrick (Google)
9:20am9:35am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Ballroom D
Average rating: ****.
(4.59, 17 ratings)

Brad Fitzpatrick recently realized he has spent over half his life immersed in the world of open source, from his initial steps in high school. His first OSCON was in 2001. In the years since, he’s written a bunch of code and learned a few things. Brad shares wisdom (and amusing anecdotes) from his path through various open source projects over the years.

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Brad Fitzpatrick


Brad Fitzpatrick is a software engineer at Google working on the Go programming language. He’s a hacker probably best known for LiveJournal, memcached, and OpenID.