Loic Dachary

Loic Dachary
President, Upstream University


Loic Dachary has been involved with the Free Software Movement since 1987, when he started distributing GNU tapes to the general public in France. In 2012 he founded Upstream University, a non-profit with the goal of teaching developers how to contribute easily and efficiently. Dachary volunteers as a developer for April, a grassroots organization promoting Free Software. He maintains April’s OpenStack cluster and organizes contributions with agile methods. As President of FSF France, he also provides technical and legal resources to French Free Software developers. His day job is to use and contribute to ceph within OpenStack.


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Loic Dachary (Upstream University)
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Contributing to Free Software requires a delicate mixture of technical and social skills. Is the developer upstream not being responsive? Does your manager think you're wasting your time? Upstream University has successfully trained developers to become better contributors to projects such as the kernel Linux, and will give each participant a chance to learn new ways of resolving these problems. Read more.


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