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New 12 months, new neighborhood supervisor

I’m privileged to be right here at as the brand new neighborhood supervisor. I’m wanting ahead to working with present correspondents and contributors, and likewise bringing in new contributors and rising the range of ideas and concepts shared right here on

My open supply journey

I moved by means of a number of lifetimes earlier than coming into tech and all have formed me into who I’m as a contributor to open supply. Here are among the most impactful experiences of my life to date:

  • My tenure at an aircooled Volkswagen machine store helped me perceive how assumptions round gender can negatively affect the work area.
  • Raising two kids who’ve made it to maturity and being the youngest of many siblings helped me construct my collaborative and interpersonal communication abilities.
  • Working as a palliative nurse has given me a deep understanding of fundamental human rights and the way we’re extra related than we predict.

I’m additionally actively concerned with the Drupal neighborhood. The outcomes:

  • A prime contributor to the mission 3 years in a row and core mentor empowering contributors on how they may give again to the neighborhood past code.
  • Inclusion advocate for marginalized and excluded voices – serving to lead various speaker workshops to empower people to talk at conferences.
  • Accessibility advocate and a lead organizer of A11yTalks

Accessibility issues

Coming from a background in healthcare, accessibility is extraordinarily necessary to me. When I first began constructing web sites and found {that a} web site might be made accessible however builders, designs, or stakeholders do not have the attention about leaving a few of their content material customers behind, I used to be astonished. A really inclusive net can be an accessible net, accessibility is a constructing block for decreasing the obstacles to accessing digital property.

I need to encourage our writers to consider a few of these accessibility prompts transferring into the brand new 12 months:

  • How do you incorporate accessibility into your open supply mission?
  • How do you guarantee your instruments are accessible to the builders who work in your initiatives?
  • What did you find out about accessibility this 12 months?
  • Do you preserve any initiatives that assist others with their accessibility wants?
  • What are your favourite accessibility construct instruments?

Popular writing matters for 2022

Our readers proceed to be taken with your open supply tales. Think about how you bought began with open supply software program, what your favourite Linux instructions are, or what you’re attempting to automate. Some of our hottest matters for 2022 embody:

Along with all of these rad concepts, I’d like to additionally broaden the scope of matters to incorporate:

  • CMS comparisons
  • Package management. How are you managing your packages and dependencies? Are you utilizing Violinist?  Or straight-up Composer?
  • Documentation
  • What motivates you to put in writing?
  • What do you like essentially the most about open supply?
  • How are your initiatives decreasing the barrier to coming into tech?
  • There’s all the time room to listen to about your favourite open supply mission!

End-of-year 2021 stats

2021 was a 12 months for development and alter in some ways. Here are our year-end stats at a look:

  • 1.5 million month-to-month readers
  • More than 700 articles revealed
  • 85 new authors
  • 20 correspondents

Growing open supply exists to advertise open supply initiatives, empower open supply customers, and share the Open Source Way in each life and code. I’m excited on the prospect of increasing the boundaries even additional. Whether you are a longtime reader, a sometimes-contributor, or an everyday writer, be at liberty to get in contact and share how open supply has affected you — and the way you’ve got affected open supply. After all, sharing is what being open is all about.

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