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October 2021 Online Meeting

PRESENTATION: “Living with open source responsibility” by Mario Blazek, Senior Backend Developer at Q Agency, Lead Developer of Jenz

When: Thursday, October 14, 2021 — 7pm-9:00pm

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Presentation: Living with open source responsibility

It is straightforward to open source a piece of code and call it a library. It is effortless to maintain it when you are the only user, but what happens when you reach the first hundred or thousand downloads.

Semantic versioning, changelog, stable release, backward compatibility, continuous integration, and code coverage would probably be some of the buzzwords that would pop up into your head.

Let’s go through the process of being a responsible open-source developer and maintainer.

About Mario: Mario Blazek is a Senior Backend Developer at Q Agency and a Lead Developer of Jenz. Most of the time, he uses PHP as a language of choice. He promotes open-source software and PHP-related technologies as one of the organizers of Zagreb PHP User Group (ZgPHP). He likes working with Symfony framework and explores the dark sides of it. He is a Symfony and Twig certified developer.

When not on his primary job, he volunteers as a Chief fire officer at the local fire department. He’s married to a beautiful wife and is a father of two sons. He tweets at

(Due to COIVD-19 limiting in-person meetings, we’ve joined forces with Boston PHP and Austin PHP to form MergePHP, your new PHP Mega Meetup Group! We’ll be working together to provide high quality speakers in a multi-group session. Otherwise, it’ll work like our previous online meetings but NOTE: we’ll meet on the second Thursday of the month for now, instead of the first Thursday.)

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