Truck Factor

@mtov posts on the "Truck Factor"—the minimal number of developers that have to be hit by a truck before a project is incapacitated—of open source projects on GitHub.

July 13, 2015 opensource, link

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

As my job responsibilities have shifted in the past six months, I have found myself struggling to identify which opportunities I should take on and which fall outside of my purview. So I have found myself saying yes to almost everything for fear that I might miss out if I say no.

July 9, 2015 book

👎 Considered Harmful

The cardinal rule of improv is to never say "No". You carry the story foward by responding with "Yes, and…".

May 21, 2015 observation

Well-known open source projects

Someone asked me this week: "What are some examples of open source software that most non-technical people have heard of?" I had a few answers off the top of my head, but not nearly enough. Anyone that uses a computer likely interacts with hundreds of open source components every day.

May 14, 2015

Open Source Basics

I stumbled across this great open source basics video while preparing some materials for the GitHub sales team. It gives a pretty good introduction to open source by comparing it to a family cookie recipe.

May 14, 2015 opensource

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I am Brandon Keepers.
I build Internet things,
and work at GitHub.