Supporting communities with Gittip

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B204

Excerpt

There are lots of people doing good work in the world, and while there seems to be a myriad of ways to provide financial "donations", few of them provide a way to do so in a sustainable manner. We're going to look at Gittip, a freedom loving platform to provide a sustainable, predictable income to those making the world a better place.

Description

There are lots of people doing good work in the world, and while there seems to be a myriad of ways to provide financial “donations”, few of them provide a way to do so in a sustainable manner. We’re going to look at Gittip, a freedom loving platform to provide a sustainable, predictable income to those making the world a better place.

Gittip is founded on the concept of an Open Company, where the code, workings, and structure are visible for everyone to see and contribute to. Gittip itself is funded using its own platform, and has innovative systems for introducing new contributors and ensuring fair pay rates.

We’ll be discussing the philosophy behind Gittip and success stories and advantages over other micropayment systems such as flattr. However we’ll also discuss some of the shortcomings and challenges to Gittip, along with some of the plans for the future.

Tags

gittip, community, Open Source, Freedom

Speaking experience

I've keynoted at many conferences, including OSCON, OS Bridge, Linux.conf.au, SAGE-AU, Open Source days, and the like.

http://pjf.id.au/talks

Speaker

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    Paul Fenwick

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics. Paul is the author of Perl’s autodie pragma.

    In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, dressing like a pirate, and lexically scoped user pragmata.

    Sessions

      • Title: Build your own exobrain
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Online services like “If This Then That” (IFTTT) are great for automating your life. However they provide limited ways for the end-user to add their own services, and often require credentials that one may normally wish to keep secret. The ‘exobrain’ project allows for service integration and extension on a machine you control.

      • Speakers: Paul Fenwick
      • Title: Supporting communities with Gittip
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        There are lots of people doing good work in the world, and while there seems to be a myriad of ways to provide financial “donations”, few of them provide a way to do so in a sustainable manner. We’re going to look at Gittip, a freedom loving platform to provide a sustainable, predictable income to those making the world a better place.

      • Speakers: Paul Fenwick