How to handle abandoned projects, Take Two

At PyCon AU 2015, Katie was due to present two talks: one on acknowledging contributions that aren't code, and one on how to handle abandoned projects.

The second talk was never presented.

This keynote explores the content of that talk, examining how to handle an unexpected blow to the leadership of an open source project.

It is also a story about the events around that Sunday afternoon in Brisbane.

This is a talk about mitigation against failure, software abandonment, speaker anxiety, the amazing Python community, and ice cream.

Content warning: This talk contains strong themes.

Presented by

Katie McLaughlin

Katie has worn many different hats over the years. She has been a software developer for many languages, systems administrator for multiple operating systems, and speaker on many different topics.

When she's not changing the world, she enjoys cooking, making tapestries, and seeing just how well various application stacks handle emoji.