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๐Ÿ˜ฎ In 2018, I Created 87 New Open Source Software & 113 Pull Requestsโ€ฆ

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais
๐Ÿ™Œ Howdy! This piece is a part of my 2018 Year in Review (read the context) โ†’

Over the years, I’ve become more and more serious about Open Source software. Lately, I’ve come to realize that no matter if I work with JavaScript or the Cloud communities โ€” I can always build, contribute, and share open source software code. That’s who I am.

I think right now (and I don’t say this stuff lightly), I’m super passionate about Open Source โ€” more than anything else in my professional life. It’s a lifestyle. Over a decade of writing code and the most fun part has always been when I shared my workflows and open sourced my software.

When developers reach out to me to tell that my software has helped them get a job, a better client, and that they appreciate the work I do โ€” it’s something. It’s somethingโ€ฆ I can’t put in words.

In 2018, I explored both the JavaScript (specifically Node.js & React.js) and the Cloud (mostly Microsoft Azure) open source communities.

Stats & Impact: About My Open Source Work#

๐Ÿ‘Œ I contributed to 45+ FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) repositories in these software and companies: Node.js Foundation, Community Committee a top-level committee, W3C CSS Working Group, Nodejs.dev, Gatsby.js (joined the org), Gutenberg (React.js based WP Editor), Zeit, Google, Azure, Microsoft, Azure Functions Node.js Worker, Microsoft Docs, VSCode, TwentyNineteen theme, Facebook, WordPress (4.9, 5.0) WP Metabox, WPTie, XWP, Formidable Labs, HumanMade, WP-CLI, Gambitph, Redux Framework, AesopInteractive, Sitepoint-wp-editors, Freemius, HighlightJS, TGMPA, Moxie-Lean, Timber, DevBridge, BrowserSync, EasyEngine, Automattic, Escalade Sports, MDX JS, webpack, Node gh, AMP Project, CalderaWP, Serverless Framework, ThePracticalDev, ShellJS, Styled Components, Nuxt, TheDevsNetwork, Laccadive-io, Exchange Rates API, and many more exciting projects. Felt every bit as awesome as it should.

โ€” Follow my open source work @AhmadAwais on GitHub

๐Ÿ˜‡ This year I hope to get more serious about contributing to the Node.js Foundation, CSS WG, Google Developers Group, and generally the Cloud Community. I have my eye set on a couple of great opportunities in the different open source technical committees. Wish me luck.

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Peace! โœŒ๏ธ

Helping businesses understand developers. Head of Developer Relations RapidAPI ๐Ÿ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation and VSCode.pro ๐ŸŽฉ Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate ๐ŸฆŠ Google Developers Expert Web DevRel ๐Ÿš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor ๐Ÿ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient ๐ŸŒณ Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI, DigitalOcean Navigator โœŒ๏ธ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide โ“ฆ WordPress Core Developer ๐Ÿ“ฃ TEDx Speaker with 100+ talks ๐Ÿ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade ๐Ÿ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) โฏ Learn more โ†’

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