Sage Sharp

is creating articles and conference talks about open source and diversity

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About Sage Sharp

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.
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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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