Maintainers Anonymous

Maintainers Anonymous
How can we work together to achieve a common goal: whether in our code, cities, or infrastructure.

10: Jonathan Farbowitz on the Commitment to Infinite Uptime
Jul 15, 2019 • 75 min
How should we think about saving something forever? Jonathan Farbowitz (Guggenheim) continues the on-going discussion of software preservation with Henry in talking about the goals of museums, the hard (and maybe impossible) task of keeping something…
9: Wendy Hagenmaier on Preserving the (Digital) Past
Jul 8, 2019 • 41 min
In our pursuit to create products for the future do we neglect the past? Wendy Hagenmaier (Georgia Tech) discusses with Henry on the importance of maintaining our history, especially in software itself. They chat all about archival: what is it, what…
8: Anthony Giovannetti on Mastery and Learning through Games
Jun 21, 2019 • 56 min
Why play or even make games? Anthony Giovannetti (MegaCrit) joins Henry to chat building the video game Slay the Spire with the community. They discuss games an a interactive medium, immersion, player incentives/tradeoffs, emergent gameplay through…
7: Philip Guo On Growing Old with the Web
May 31, 2019 • 63 min
Do we learn in a vacuum, or does it involve our whole selves? Philip Guo (UC San Diego) joins Henry to chat about maintaining a web presence since its beginnings. We discuss some of the points made in Nadia’s post on ideas carrying us forward, even beyond…
6: Jory Burson on the Significance of Standards
May 24, 2019 • 64 min
Why should we standardize? Jory Burson (Bocoup) joins Henry to talk open source and standards: what they are, why we need them, what should be standardized, lifecycles of standards, past/future accessibility of participating in the process, and more!
5: Evan You on Funding One’s Freedom
May 6, 2019 • 86 min
How can we be free? Evan You (Vue.js) chats with Henry about the complexities of funding people vs. projects, non-monetary perks of oss, Patreon potentially just a payment processor, the honing in on the uniqueness of open source (being free, flexible,…
4: Mikeal Rogers on Getting Old in Open Source
Apr 29, 2019 • 83 min
How old is open source anyway? Mikeal Rogers (Protocol Labs) joins Henry in talking about making friends through podcasting, conference organizing as maintainer-ship, patronage and fundraising, old/new school open source, deprecating packages and…
3: Stephanie Hurlburt on the Perception of Value
Apr 19, 2019 • 54 min
What do we treasure? Stephanie Hurlburt (Binomial) joins again to chat about inherent vs. perceived value, success breeding success, psychology around hiding information, code versus money, a holistic/explicit view of business, everything as marketing,…
2: Stephanie Hurlburt on Boundaries
Apr 12, 2019 • 49 min
How is business development relevant to open source? Stephanie Hurlburt (Binomial) joins Henry to chat about understanding learnings from success, setting health boundaries, what “networking” really means, conversations/pitching, and more! (recorded in…
1: Omnigamer on Speedrunning as Research
Apr 10, 2019 • 86 min
What’s beyond simply beating a video game? Eric “Omnigamer” Koziel joins Henry to chat about speedruning as an optimization problem (code golf), game knowledge as discovery, access as a result of technology, issues of game preservation/archival,…