Cool Connections

The thing I like most about my job is working on open source software.

The community that has developed around the project I’m spending most of my development time on is growing. It’s still just a small community but it’s a source pride and joy to be a part of. This feeling was highlighted yesterday when I had lunch with Jack Dougherty from Trinity College. He’s recently written a blog post about the meet up that, for me, articulates the cool connections that can happen as a result of working on an open source project. Very much looking forward to more.


Brad Payne is currently the lead developer for the Open Textbook Project whose work focuses on open source software using PHP (LAMP). When not contributing to other developers’ projects on github, he builds his own. Through exploiting API’s and with a penchant for design patterns, he helps BCcampus implement new technologies for post-secondary institutions. Prior to his current position at BCcampus, Brad worked in IT at Camosun College and the BC Ministry of Education.

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