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The Bait & Switch of Open Source

YOW! 2017 Sydney

Open Source sells itself as being about technical problems—delightfully thorny technical problems, at that. However, successful projects are filled with people, which introduces a whole different set of problems that programmers often have not developed the skills to handle.

Katrina Owen

Ecosystem Engineer


United States

Katrina is an ecosystem engineer 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, a
platform for code practice and programming mentorship.