David has been a Debian Developer since 2010, and involved with Debconf organization (mainly bursaries) since 2013. He maintains some packages, and sometimes helps with policy issues. David is currently a member of the Debian Technical Committee. As a day job, David is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick.
Many of us started work in Free Software from a position of indifference, if not outright hostility, to the challenges and rewards of “management”, whatever that is. For better or worse this indifference doesn’t usually last long, as any project involving more than one person soon discovers that it’s not just about cranking out code, but about dealing with conflict, motivating volunteers, and balancing differing goals and priorities.
This session will be for sharing best practices, lessons learned, and asking questions. Whether you are the Debian project leader, or coordinating with one other developer on a project with 3 users, this BoF welcomes your ideas and your questions.
This BoF will include discussion of the DebConf Bursaries process this year, and how it might be improved in the future.
An opportunity to meet the members of the Debian Technical Committee who are in attendance at Debconf, hear the status of open issues, understand the nature of the TC’s work, and discuss pending and future issues with the committee.