Mattias Karlsson

Information & Communications Technology

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

Being a good Open Source citizen

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In this session Mattias will share an opinionated view of what it takes to be a good citizen in the open source community, not only how to contribute, but also how to be a good consumer and maintainer of open source.
These are opinions and advice based on experience gained by years of contributing to and maintaining popular (and unpopular) open source projects.

What are the unwritten rules? How do we communicate with people we never seen or met? What are the pitfalls? What methods, tools and services can make our lives easier? How we reach out with our expectations? – a few among the questions we'll try to answer, raise awareness and trigger discussion around.


Mattias Karlsson

Partner & Technical fellow at WCOM AB. Microsoft Azure MVP. Father of 2, husband of 1.

Mattias has been working professionally as a developer for 20 years.

His interest in coding started already in the 80s with the Commodore 128 and the true passion came with the Amiga.

Today he's a partner and senior architect at WCOM, a Microsoft partner located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

He’s also a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP and a member of the OzCode Magician community.

Outside work he a father of two, husband of one and contributes actively to the .NET open source community.

Most know there for being one of the lead maintainers behind the .NET foundation project Cake.

  devlead.se (blog)
  wcom.se (company)

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