The Journey to Full Time Open Source - Evan You

The Journey to Full Time Open Source - Evan You

Evan was one of the people we already wanted to invite for Script'17. Back then when Vue.js was still the new kid on the block. You can imagine how happy and excited we were when Evan agreed to join us for Script'18 to do a talk, and even a full-day workshop on advanced Vue.js topics! Vue.js knowledge straight from the source.

When we spoke about content, Evan told us that he did a ton of technical talks in the past and felt like doing something more personal. After telling us his idea, we were immediately hooked and knew: We have a keynote! So come and listen to Evan's journey to full time open source:

The Journey to Full Time Open Source

Evan on stage - Image courtesy Storyblok

"Working on open source has changed my life. I am self-employed and work on open source full-time. I don't have a boss. I only work on projects that I enjoy working on, and I can work whenever and wherever I want. I also let people use all the code I write for free. This is all made possible thanks to the amazing support from the community made up of the users of my open source projects.

I think I'm incredibly lucky to be in this position today. Yet there are still many open source maintainers struggling on the verge of burnout while their software is being used by millions. So in this talk I will share with you my journey of open source - in particular how I made it my full-time job - in the hope of shedding some insights on open source sustainability."


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About Evan You

Evan is a developer, designer and creative coder. He is the author of Vue.js, a JavaScript framework for building modern web interfaces with reactive components.

In the past Evan worked at Meteor Development Group on the most starred full-stack JavaScript framework on GitHub, and before that spent two years at Google Creative Lab hacking on experimental UI prototypes for various Google products.

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