I started my career as a Software Engineer, 12 years before with C# as my programming language. When I look back at the past 12 years, a lot has changed with Dot Net Ecosystem. Dot Net became Open Source. Dot Net Community is now aware with features and when a feature is going to get released. Dot Net Community is now able to participate and contribute to the Dot Net Ecosystem.
But the awareness to contribute has not reached to all corners of the developer ecosystem in Dot Net World.
My journey to Open Source started very late in my professional career.
While I was looking for the correct opportunity to give back, the following tweets got my attention.
There was this huge thread on representation problem in .Net Community
Kathleen Dollard@kathleendollardThis is an awesome thread!
At the moment I have too many scattered thoughts to say much, but...
- Yes! Let's do this. We will be richer and our tools will get better along with the ecosystem!
- Sounds like a community effort, but what can Microsoft do to help? @shanselman twitter.com/david_whitney/…22:02 PM - 18 Jan 2020David Whitney @david_whitneyWe're all very aware that technology has a huge representation problem. I absolutely adore the .NET community that has been my "spiritual home" for almost two decades. But here's an uncomfortable truth - it's a number of orders of magnitude worse in our community. 1/?
Another thread, by my friend Chris Woodruff on having a space to allow developer community outside of Microsoft space.
Chris Woodruff "Woody"We need MSFT to have a place in the discussion for C# and .NET Core but they should not be the dominating voice in the community. They have open sourced most of code and now needs to let the community show and convince the entire community of the benefits of this great platform.22:08 PM - 06 Feb 2020
I wanted to create a space where everyone can contribute and increase awareness to the Dot Net Open Source Ecosystem.
I reached out to community to see if they would be interested to speak if I organized a conference to speak about Dot Net based Open Source Libraries and other frameworks. Community was interested to participate.
baskarraoWill you be interested to speak at .Net Open Source Days if I plan to arrange one in the near future? The first version would be a virtual event.23:20 PM - 06 Feb 2020
Thanks to Chris Woodruff for accepting to do the Keynote and thanks to Matt Eland, Ado Kukic, Rob Richardson and Patrick Kelly for submitting your talks to speak.
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dotnetopensourcedays@dotnetopensour1Hello world. One more day left to submit your talk for Dot Net Open Source Days.
CFP link - github.com/baskarmib/DotN…15:24 PM - 24 Feb 2020