The Smart Years

Episode 7

The Open Source King Takes Queen Venus to the Party

Bybreen Samuels published on

Bybreen Samuels is in conversation with Eddie Abou-Jaoude, aka, "The Open Source King." Eddie is a Full Stack Software Polyglot and has extensive tech consultancy experience. This extends to working across the private, governmental and financial sectors. Furthermore, Eddie actively practices his commitment to supporting and developing women in tech. For example, this is shown through his work with; Acorn Aspirations, Code First Girls, Mum Plus Business and Mum's in Tech.

Also, Eddie participates in a wide range of hackerthons and continues to contribute extensively to the open source community. Tune into this episode of The Smart Years because Eddie shares his very practical and valuable hands on advice. In essence, he provides a pragmatic 'State of the Union' that guides women on how they can contribute to and benefit from open source tech. You'll discover the: 

  • Definition and benefits of open source technology
  • Different types of roles you can create for yourself
  • Trends that are shaping the open source community
  • Best way to build your digital footprint using open source
  • Reason why Linkedin maybe a complete waste of your time
  • Type of eye-catching C.V. you must have and why it's important
  • Pre-interview activity you must avoid if you want to be taken seriously
  • Power of Github and what it teaches you about building your brand and tribe
  • Various practical contributions you can make to support other technologists
  • Three key things corporate recruiters look for when they view your Github account
  • Best approach to take before you even think about trying to moniteze your contributions

Quote of the Day by Malala Yousafzai

"I raise my voice not so I can shout but for those who don't have voice, can be heard. We cannot succeed if half of us are held back."

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