Ndifreke Ekott

Thoughts, stories, ideas and programming

10 Jan 2024

Why You Should Contribute to an OSS Project in 2024

In 2024, contributing to open source projects as a software engineer can have wide-ranging benefits. Open-source projects rely on contributors for codebase maintenance, feature development, bug fixing, and community support. However, challenges such as lack of resources, difficulty in onboarding, maintainer burnout, and lack of diversity exist.

27 Sep 2023
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04 Dec 2022

Growing up, #Adulting, is like working at the circus

When you are young and still living at your parent's house, you had dreams of when you will become a grown-up, move out, have your own place and do WHATEVER you want. The dream is real to an extent except, no one warned you of the responsibilities that come with that level of freedom. In the end, you get to do whatever you want, but the constraints are no longer placed on you by your parents but now by life itself.

22 Sep 2022

Brain Dump Friday - It is mostly in your head

Life throws opportunities that you never expected or weren't exactly prepared for. At first you are scared but plodding along and realising there was nothing to it, reveals the fear was all in your head.