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Success at Apache: I Became an Apache Solr Committ...

by Eric Pugh On April 6th, 2020 I was invited to become a committer on the   Apache Solr   project.  My journey to becoming a committer started in earnest 4662 days before that!  On July 2nd, 2007, I opened   SOLR-284 , a ticket for adding content extraction to Solr.  A committer on an open source project... [Read more...]

Success at Apache: Remote Collaboration in the Tim...

by Marvin Humphrey I "arrived" at the Apache Software Foundation in 2005, unreasonably angry about a bug in Apache Lucene.  By "arrived", I mean that I sent the first few emails among several thousand I would go on to send over the next 15 years — the ASF didn't have a physical office where I could show up to buttonhole... [Read more...]

Success at Apache: Welcoming Communities Strengthe...

by Jarek Potiuk During my career, I have been a software engineer, Tech Lead Manager at Google, a robotics engineer at an AI and robotics startup, and am currently the Principal Software Engineer of a software house, Polidea, which I helped grow from 6 to 60 people within 6 years as CTO.  Over the past year and a half I was a user, then... [Read more...]

Success at Apache: Literally

by Chris Thistlethwaite I became part of the Apache community as a member of the ASF Infrastructure team in 2016, and was elected an ASF Member in 2019. Browsing through the other "Success at Apache" posts made me reflect on the word "success". Years ago, I was asked in a job interview, "How do you define... [Read more...]

Success At Apache: "Mentor Your Mentor"

By Patricia Shanahan After retiring, I wanted to continue programming but without the pressure and constraints of a job, so I started contributing to Apache. Open software development the Apache way is a great retirement hobby, offering social contacts, intellectual challenge, continuous learning, and the pleasant feeling of making a... [Read more...]

Success at Apache: Why you'd want to become an...

by Dmitriy Pavlov All newbies in Open Source communities may sometimes think that they’ll never be able to become Committers. Many treat this role as a prestigious one, granted only for special feats, and after having written a ton of code. But not all things are so simple, and I hope my story will help you.  Election as Apache... [Read more...]

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