Ep. 55

Open Source Contributor

September 28, 2015


Steve Klabnik

Open Source Contributor, Mozilla

Prolific open source contributor, Rust core team, Author of "Rails 4 in Action," "Designing Hypermedia APIs", and "The Rust Programming Language".


The first open source project Steve Klabnik got involved with was a pretty big one - he took on Hackety Hack, the beloved application that helped kids learn to code. He only meant to help out, but when no else joined, he ended up running the show, and diving headfirst into the open source world. Now, many years and pull requests later, Klabnik shares how he went from Hackety Hack to contributing to Rails to working full-time on the Rust language, and gives us a beginner-friendly overview of the open source world and many lessons he’s learned along the way.

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