For Love and For Money

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B302/303


Let’s talk about the work we want to do, the work we have to do, and how we might create systems that don’t continue to force bad choices between building community, technical work, and diversity activism.


I’ll begin with my own history: an economically unstable childhood and early adulthood, getting involved in open source, leading community-centered projects, advocating for diversity, to my current mid-career angst as a senior-level developer. I’ll talk through social narratives about why we contribute to open source technology, and to diversity efforts, and who should get paid for that work. In the end I hope to leave you with a sense of how we might build a more inclusive environment that supports our needs.


labor, economics, money, pay, Activism, Open Source

Speaking experience

I've spoken at Open Source Bridge in the past. I also spoke at SecondConf in Chicago in 2011 about geography and technology, and have presented at local community events. And OSCON.


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    Audrey Eschright

    Recompiler Media


    Audrey is a software developer, community organizer, and activist based in Portland, OR. She founded Calagator, an open source community calendaring service, and co-founded Open Source Bridge, an annual conference for open source citizens. She is the editor and publisher of The Recompiler, a magazine about technology and participation.