I want to write about something that I´ve seen since my times in an old open source project….
This site (if it is still http://otfusion.org ) was once an Open Tibia bulletin board where lots of people from latinoamerica could share and create new things, it started with 4 people who wanted to keep alive an old community named Open Tibia Server Hispano (OTSH)
It just died, people just did not wanted to share or create anything related to Open Tibia if it gave no money, no more “passion” to create things or modify them, or “working just for fun”, that’s a problem.
That community is what made me become myself a Software Developer, but then I started to lurk the internet, I found the File/the Jargon file and that’s how I started to learn from the hacker culture where people used to work only for fun, make jokes, passion about their job, I even changed my “religious ways” to Zen buddhism.
What I want to say with this blog post is that, today: people want to participate on projects or work as a hacker or designer or something really cool just because it is “cool” to build software, come on, on my college I used to talk about a community called ITSON Mobile, just 3 or 4 people working on mobile development just because we wanted to learn and create cool applications, we reunited on my old apartment to develop things, we even made a hackathon (that was not recognized as the “Official First Hackathon in the city”) to create an application for an event…
This post is also for the actual members of that community, you dont need the official support from any organization nor anyone to make cool things that matter, create them, work them and you will do a great job, we were 3 people at that hackathon and we made this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mx.itson.codigo.v13
Also a friendly reminder: we have 30 days to make an event for GDG Obregon, thank you for reading!