Ep. 146

Codeland - Mentorship, Technical Blogging, and Open Source Talks from Katrina Owen, Quincy Larson, and Nell Shamrell-Harrington

August 01, 2017


Nell Shamrell-Harrington

Sr. Software Engineer, Chef Software

Nell Shamrell-Harrington is a theatre student turned Sr. Software Engineer by way of Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Chef, regular expressions, and DevOps technologies. She has governed multiple open source projects, which have taken the collaboration skills she learned in the theatre to new heights. She is also the scholarship chair of and a mentor with Operation Code - a non-profit which teaches coding skills to active duty military personnel, their dependents, and veterans transitioning into civilian life.

Katrina Owen

Creator, Exercism.io

Katrina is an open source advocate at GitHub. She accidentally became a developer while pursuing a degree in molecular biology. When programming, her focus is on automation, workflow optimization, and refactoring. She works primarily in Go and Ruby, contributes to several open source projects, and is the creator of exercism.io, a platform for leveling up your programming skills.

Quincy Larson

Teacher, Free Code Camp

Quincy is a teacher at freeCodeCamp.com. Editor of Medium's largest technical publication.


In our final episode of our Codeland mini-series, Katrina Owen shares what it really takes to get that mentor you've always wanted, Quincy Larson gives us his best practices for writing technical blog posts people will actually read, and Nell Shamrell-Harrington explores what it really takes for an open source project to be successful and what you should know as a future contributor.

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