Lorenzo Sciandra

Information & Communications Technology

React Native Mobile Apps open source open source communities Open Source Software Mental Health

London, England, United Kingdom

Finding a balance

If there is one thing I have always struggled with, is finding a balance between being a full time software engineer and being an open source contributor & maintainer... and a human being.

In this new 'status quo' where most of us are going fully remote, this balance may be even harder to reach; what'd I'd like to share with you are a few macro concepts and a couple micro actionable(s) that helped me in the last couple years.


Lorenzo Sciandra

Senior Software Engineer @ Microsoft

Lorenzo is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft — a few years ago he decided to use React Native for a project. He hasn’t stopped since: he became an Open Source maintainer for the core project, helping the Facebook team. He also cares a lot about mental health, so he decided to help his local OSS community with a dedicated meetup, ProvidedAsIs (currently paused indefinitely 'cause Covid).

  @Kelset
  kelset.dev (blog)
  microsoft.com/en-us/ (company)

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