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Mikeal Rogers

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Meet Mikeal Rogers

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2017-02-24T14:00:00Z #javascript 🎧 5,061

In this show we meet Mikeal Rogers, Community Manager for The Node.js Foundation, host of Request For Commits, and panelist on this show — JS Party. Mikeal shares his backstory, where he’s coming from, topics he’s excited to discuss, and how you (the listener) can get involved and play a role in this show each week as we celebrate JS and the web platform.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #11

Funding the Web

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2016-11-22T14:15:00Z 🎧 6,354

Brendan Eich, founder of Brave and creator of JavaScript, joined the show to talk about the history of the web, how it has been funded, and the backstory on the early browser wars and emerging monetization models. We also talked about why big problems are hard to solve for the Internet and the tradeoffs between centralization and distribution.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #10

Finding New Contributors

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2016-11-15T14:00:00Z 🎧 4,124

Charlotte Spencer joined the show to talk about making open source more approachable, Your First PR, helping people make their first open source contribution, attracting new contributors, and what projects can do to bring in, retain, and communicate with new people.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #9

Open source and licensing

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2016-11-04T14:00:00Z 🎧 4,180

Heather Meeker joined the show to talk about open source licensing, why open source licenses are historically significant, how much developers really need to know, and how much developers think they know. We also talk about mixing commercial and open source licenses, and how lawyers keep up with an ever-changing landscape.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #8

Open Source and Business

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2016-10-18T09:00:00Z 🎧 3,296

David Cramer (CEO of Sentry) and Isaac Schlueter (CEO of npm) joined the show to talk about building businesses in open source, why they decided to turn their side projects into full-time work, how they experimented with finding steady sources of revenue, raising venture capital, working with investors and with community, and different company approaches to developing open source projects.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #7

Liberal Contribution and Governance Models

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2016-09-08T14:00:00Z 🎧 3,959

On today’s show Nadia and Mikeal talk with Rod Vagg, Chief Node Officer at NodeSource, about liberal contribution agreements and the underlying mechanics of liberal contribution management, how to level up casual contributors, how projects transition into a liberal contribution mindset and whether there is a place for BDFLs in the future of project governance.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #4

Building Communities

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2016-08-18T20:00:00Z 🎧 3,770

On today’s show Nadia and Mikeal are joined by Jan Lehnardt to discuss the value of building communities to reduce burden on maintainers and create sustainable projects, how communities help grow a project, and contributor models.

Request For Commits Request For Commits #3

Measuring Success in Open Source

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2016-08-11T20:00:00Z 🎧 4,032

On today’s show Nadia and Mikeal are joined by Andrew Nesbitt and Arfon Smith to talk about open source metrics, and how to interpret data around dependencies and usage. They talked about what we currently can, and can not measure in today’s open source ecosystem. They also talked about individual project metrics, how we can measure success, what maintainers should be paying attention to, and whether or not GitHub stars really matter.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #139

The Rise of io.js

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2015-01-30T23:00:00Z #javascript +1 🎧 31,435

Mikeal Rogers joined the show to talk about io.js, a friendly fork of Node.js with an open governance model. We discussed why the io.js fork exists, why they choose open governance, the roadmap and future of io.js, supporting ES6, burnout while working in open source, and the steps you can take to get involved with the future of io.js and Node.js.

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