In this episode we are sharing something that is unique at least in the Tech Community here at bol.com. To become official F/OSS committer and eventually PMC member. Without spoiling too much, I think this contribution will make a positive impact far beyond the bol.com Tech landscape and serve in an enormous number of companies. Helping engineers all over the planet. Hoping to inspire you as well to become official F/OSS committer and eventually PMC member.
Our guest is the first bol.com employee to become official committer to the Apache Logging Services. A well known, widely used Free and Open Source Software project (F/OSS). The umbrella for all kinds of logging stuff including the very well-known Log4j. And timing of the recording couldn’t be better. The night before Volkan received the invitation to become PMC member. The project management committee of the Apache Logging Services project.
To become official F/OSS committer and eventually PMC member we discuss
- How he started contributing to the Open Source community
- What it needs to become contributor, spoiler: “you don’t need to be a programmer”.
- How he rolled into this Apache Logging Services project
- What his contribution is: JSON template layout
- The value of open source
- His thoughts of the future
- Volkan Yazici; Software engineer; PhD in Computer Engineering, Has been contributing to the search engine on our webshop and currently working on Axle our internal “framework” that cannot be called a framework. (check the podcast episode on Axle).
Peter Paul van de Beek
Personal projects: https://vlkan.com/code
Apache Logging Services projects: https://logging.apache.org/
Project Management Committee as shown in the guidelines of Apache Logging Services