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Hi, I'm Jamie Tanna (he/him/his), and I'm currently a Senior Software Engineer at Elastic.

I currently live in Nottingham with my partner Anna Dodson and our cat Morph and our puppy Cookie.

I use my site as a method of blogging about my learnings, as well as sharing information about projects I have previously, or are currently, working on in my spare time.

I'm an maintainer for a number of Open Source projects, including oapi-codegen, and my most recent passion project, dependency-management-data (DMD).

I'm a GNU/Linux user, a big advocate for the Free Software Movement, and the IndieWeb movement and I try to self host my own services where possible, instead of relying on other providers.

I have ADHD (Inattentive Type) and am learning how to make my life work better around it.

Drop me an email at hi@jamietanna.co.uk, or using any of the other social links below.

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Burnout in the FOSS community is real, and I'm glad that it's something that is being talked about more in blogs and conferences. There is a different flavor of burnout and emotional toll when you are sacrificing for a cause you believe in (especially in FOSS where people are often working for free or at below market rate). Working for a cause you believe in brings the highest highs when things are going well, but the lowest lows when they go badly. #FOSS #burnout

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Listened to Weighing open source project funding options, from taxes to anarchy | IT Ops Query by PodBean Development 
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Justin Warren is founder and principal analyst at PivotNine, a technology consulting and analyst firm based in Melbourne, Australia. Until 2023, he was a board member at Electronic Frontiers Australia, a non-profit national organization representing Internet users. At KubeCon North America last year, he asked a press conference panel of enterprise IT leaders what they were doing to compensate open source maintainers "so they don't starve to death."A self-described "filthy socialist," Warren favors a tax or tax-like system for funding open source libraries that are widely used but not full-fledged products -- especially when the alternative is an offer from a malicious actor maintainers can't refuse. Together, Warren and Beth explore various approaches to shoring up the maintenance, security and sustainability of open source software and discuss the future outlook for the industry in this episode.

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Do Not Reply cards and other mechanisms used to explicitly outline what interactions are unwelcome to a post are called “boundaries”. Boundaries are good. They are good for bother the setter and the receiver. It is loving to tell someone what is not welcome, and loving to have them respected. If you are upset that someone is stating a boundary, it is likely that you are not familiar with boundaries and I’d like to tell you that you too deserve to both set them and have them respected.

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Want to succeed as a new developer? I wrote a book about that! Topics include: - When the best code is no code - What to do in the first month of your job - The pitfalls of working alone Buy it for $17 (ebook or softcover) now through May 31: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-6074-6

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Attached: 1 image The Open Manifesto 2024 is our asks of the next government. Supported by signing up as an individual or organisation and show your commitment to UK open source. Read, sign, and share The Open Manifesto. https://openuk.uk/openmanifesto/ #openuk #opensource #OpenManifesto #ukeleciton

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Listened to Why speed of iteration made buying incident.io the right choice with John Paris of Skyscanner by The Debrief by incident.io
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This week, we're sharing an extra special episode. It's no secret that the decision to buy or build isn't exactly a straightforward one. And the decision you make can be influenced by a ton of factors. But the fact is that in some instances, buying can make more sense than building, and in others, building can make more sense than buying. In this episode, you'll hear from John Paris, Principal Engineer at Skyscanner, to get the story behind their build versus buy journey. Joining him as the host for this episode is none other than the CPO of incident IO, Chris Evans. In their conversation, Chris and John discuss Skyscanner's setup before adopting incident.io, what life has been like after adopting the platform, and a whole lot more.

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and talk about open source and autonomy. This is even related to some recent return to office news. The conversation weaves between a few threads, but fundamentally there's some questions about why do people do what they do, especially in the world of open source. This also is a problem we see in security, security people love to tell developers what to do. Developers don't like being told what to do. Show Notes

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Things I teach my kids: • “No” is a complete sentence. • If you’re not having a good time you can leave. • Never make yourself smaller just to make other people more comfortable. • It’s okay not to be okay. • Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from. • Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business. • Speak as kindly to yourself as you would speak to others. • Be your own greatest cheerleader, always. It’s never too late to learn these things. #SelfCare

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After watching execs talk about the #GoogleLayoffs, all I can really say is this: If you are in tech you need a strong union. If you are in tech you need a strong union. If you are in tech you need a strong #union. After seeing what happened at #twitter, after seeing yet another round of nonsense layoffs across so many good people at so many companies, we need unions and we need them yesterday. If you are in a union already, build strength. We are going to need it. #AWU #CodeCWA #CWA

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Listened to Emily Fox, Red Hat | IT Ops Query by PodBean Development 
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Emily Fox has held multiple roles at household-name organizations in her 13-year IT career and is currently senior principal software engineer at Red Hat. Previously, she worked as an engineer at Apple, and DevOps Security Lead at the National Security Agency. She also serves as chair of the CNCF's technical oversight committee and is involved in a variety of open source communities and activities. From her unique vantage point, she addresses the delicate balance the CNCF must strike between enterprises, open source maintainers and open product companies; growing awareness about open source sustainability issues; and how all of that feeds into a general "crisis of conscience" going on in cybersecurity.

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So one of my first conference trips after focusing my research on software teams, I'd worked really hard & shared innovative science in a talk that was widely acclaimed. But what I remember most is I was crossing the street with a bunch of men in tech and a car pulled up on us really close to me and I jumped and they all laughed and mocked me for the next block and said it revealed my "real personality" Anyway that DID perfectly describe every day as a queer woman in tech 10/10 no notes