Sage Sharp is creating articles and conference talks about open source and diversity
24

patrons

$145
per month
I create articles and tutorials that help both newcomers and long-standing members in open source communities. I've written articles for newcomers like "First timer’s guide to FOSS conferences" and a tutorial for creating your first Linux Kernel patch. I've written blog posts for open source maintainers about "The Gentle Art of Patch Review".

I also co-coordinate Outreachy, a paid internship program that connects underrepresented people with open source mentors. I'm currently a paid volunteer that to helps wrangle mentors, review applications, promote the program, find funding, review conference travel funding requests, and update our website.

In May 2016, I quit my job at Intel in order to start my own consulting firm, Otter Tech. I do a mix of diversity consulting and technical work that applies empathy to real-world problems.

With funding from Mozilla, I wrote FOSS Heartbeat, an open source tool to evaluate the health of open source communities. I've also done consulting with tech companies on improving their hiring process, making their careers pages more inclusive, and creating a plan for changing company culture to support diverse contributors. I've given Code of Conduct incident response training to open source conference organizers who want to have a plan for dealing with Code of Conduct violations.

Being a consultant, I have to balance diversity work (which is often under paid) with higher paying technical work. With your support, I can focus on my love of sharing knowledge about open source and diversity.
Rewards
Text Updates
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you! With your donation, you'll have access to short monthly Patreon updates on what I'm working on. If you want more in-depth and personal updates, please donate $10 to get access to video updates!
The interwebs are full of cats!
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Once a month, you'll get a picture of a cute animal (maybe my cats, maybe some awesome picture I found on the web). It won't be one I've shared on social media; no, this is just for you!
Video Updates
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
If you donate at least $10 a month, you'll get access to private video updates. These may include (but are not limited to): diversity rant of the week, progress on open source tutorials, personal project updates (crafts, fandom, hobby electronics, gardening), and random cameos by my cats. This is your chance to get to know me better!
Come Play!
$25 or more per month 0 of 40 patrons
Like gaming? Donate at least $25 per month, and I'll review your favorite Linux game! The review includes a live Twitch stream of me playing your game at a mutually agreed upon time (usually a weekend). The game needs to either be freely available, or you can gift it to me through my steam account. I like adventure games, RPGs, puzzle games, and turn-based (not real-time) combat. No horror or hidden object games, please. Limit one game request per month.
Shoot the Shit
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
If you live in the Portland, Oregon metro region, I'll host a monthly meet up for super-supporters. We'll meet up at a cafe or bar and skype in everyone else.
Goals
$145 of $200 per month
I'll write an additional blog post once a month, highlighting some interesting aspect of open source community collaboration I've found while working on FOSS Heartbeat. I have a lot of interesting insights on things like different ways of responding to a flame war or which kinds of bots are most helpful.
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I create articles and tutorials that help both newcomers and long-standing members in open source communities. I've written articles for newcomers like "First timer’s guide to FOSS conferences" and a tutorial for creating your first Linux Kernel patch. I've written blog posts for open source maintainers about "The Gentle Art of Patch Review".

I also co-coordinate Outreachy, a paid internship program that connects underrepresented people with open source mentors. I'm currently a paid volunteer that to helps wrangle mentors, review applications, promote the program, find funding, review conference travel funding requests, and update our website.

In May 2016, I quit my job at Intel in order to start my own consulting firm, Otter Tech. I do a mix of diversity consulting and technical work that applies empathy to real-world problems.

With funding from Mozilla, I wrote FOSS Heartbeat, an open source tool to evaluate the health of open source communities. I've also done consulting with tech companies on improving their hiring process, making their careers pages more inclusive, and creating a plan for changing company culture to support diverse contributors. I've given Code of Conduct incident response training to open source conference organizers who want to have a plan for dealing with Code of Conduct violations.

Being a consultant, I have to balance diversity work (which is often under paid) with higher paying technical work. With your support, I can focus on my love of sharing knowledge about open source and diversity.

Recent posts by Sage Sharp

Rewards
Text Updates
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you! With your donation, you'll have access to short monthly Patreon updates on what I'm working on. If you want more in-depth and personal updates, please donate $10 to get access to video updates!
The interwebs are full of cats!
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Once a month, you'll get a picture of a cute animal (maybe my cats, maybe some awesome picture I found on the web). It won't be one I've shared on social media; no, this is just for you!
Video Updates
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
If you donate at least $10 a month, you'll get access to private video updates. These may include (but are not limited to): diversity rant of the week, progress on open source tutorials, personal project updates (crafts, fandom, hobby electronics, gardening), and random cameos by my cats. This is your chance to get to know me better!
Come Play!
$25 or more per month 0 of 40 patrons
Like gaming? Donate at least $25 per month, and I'll review your favorite Linux game! The review includes a live Twitch stream of me playing your game at a mutually agreed upon time (usually a weekend). The game needs to either be freely available, or you can gift it to me through my steam account. I like adventure games, RPGs, puzzle games, and turn-based (not real-time) combat. No horror or hidden object games, please. Limit one game request per month.
Shoot the Shit
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
If you live in the Portland, Oregon metro region, I'll host a monthly meet up for super-supporters. We'll meet up at a cafe or bar and skype in everyone else.