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
This is an awesome thread!— Kathleen Dollard (@KathleenDollard) January 18, 2020
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 https://t.co/wUuZRieXfw
Another thread, by my friend Chris Woodruff on having a space to allow developer community outside of Microsoft space.
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.— Chris Woodruff "Woody" (@cwoodruff) February 6, 2020
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.
Will 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.— BaskarRao 3x💉😷 (@baskarmib) February 6, 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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Hello world. One more day left to submit your talk for Dot Net Open Source Days.— dotnetopensourcedays (@dotnetopensour1) February 24, 2020
CFP link - https://t.co/l9xsJTiBfj