Five Things I Never Could Have Imagined Doing

Lightning Talks - quick 5 minute talks, no slides, about anything related to Apache - are a tradition at ApacheCon. I returned as co-host for the Lightning Talks in 2017, and also gave my own heartfelt talk.

Five Things I Never Could Have Imagined Doing


After many years of giving my traditional Why I Love The ASF Lightning Talk, this year Rich Bowen (Mr. ApacheCon) took up that mantle, and gave his own talk about why he cares so deeply about Apache. That meant I was finally free to give a new talk!

Five things I never could have imagined doing - if you had told me earlier in life I would be doing open source, or starting a family - I wouldn’t have believed you. There are a couple of ideas that wouldn’t even have made sense to me earlier in life - not just that I wouldn’t do something, but that thing was even possible.

The rest of the video includes Jim and I hosting, and plenty of other great Apache speakers too!

Real life comes first. And it often surprises you.


Shane is founder of Punderthings℠ LLC consultancy, helping organizations find better ways to engage with the critical open source projects that power modern technology and business. He blogs and tweets about open source governance and trademark issues, and has spoken at major technology conferences like ApacheCon, OSCON, All Things Open, Community Leadership Summit, and Ignite.
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