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Grumpy and Funky Save the World

Grumpy and Funky Save the World

from Lone Star PHP #lsp17


April 21, 2017

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  1. Grumpy & Funky Change The World Lone Star PHP 2017

    Ed Finkler • @funkatron • @osmihelp
  2. Grumpy Funky

  3. devhell.info

  4. May 2012

  5. June 18, 2012

  6. “I simply wanted to write and say that I have

    never been able to put into words how I feel as well as you all did.”
  7. “I find it jaw dropping how casual and straightforward you

    are about discussing this stuff. I don't talk about it with anyone.”
  8. “For too long it’s even restricted my commitment to OS,

    not that I’m using it as an excuse for my lack of contribution. Sharing your thoughts like this and seeing the other side is really encouraging, despite what my brain wants me to think.”
  9. “It really sucks to have a brain that wants to

    continually sabotage you and keeps you from reaching your potential. Just know there are millions, and I do mean millions of people, that understand what you go through.”
  10. “I'd gone to a one day conference but was too

    nervous to talk with any of the other attendees, so even though I really enjoyed the presentations, I left feeling like an idiot for not introducing myself to anyone.”
  11. “I deal with the same kind of issues - especially

    anxiety. I've never really talked with anyone about it (besides my wife) but I may try to find a doctor or counselor to talk to.”
  12. “Listening to the latest @dev_hell is really making me think

    about how I treat people. You never know what someone else is going through.”
  13. February 15, 2013

  14. “Knowing I’m not alone.”

  15. “…if I can help them know they’re not alone, it’s

    worth it.”
  16. “If I can help people understand what it’s like for

    people who struggle with this, it’s worth it.”
  17. “In my community, the Open Source community, I think I

    can help. So I’m going to try.”
  18. Open Sourcing Mental Illness

  19. 2013

  20. Fundraiser in Feb

  21. Goal $3,000 Time To Goal 19 hours Raised $5,480

  22. 8 talks

  23. 2014

  24. No fundraiser - Prompt

  25. 14 talks

  26. “I see the problem; how do I fix it?”

  27. Mental Health In Tech Survey

  28. 2015

  29. None
  30. Fundraiser in June

  31. Goal $5,000 Time To Goal 2 hours Raised $14,975

  32. 12 talks

  33. Handbooks and help

  34. 2016

  35. Fundraiser in June

  36. Goal $10,000 Time To Goal 72 hours Raised $22,481

  37. 14 talks

  38. Volunteers

  39. Formed a non-profit corp in Indiana

  40. Granted 501(c)(3) status 3 weeks after filing

  41. E-books of handbooks New 2016 survey Took over OSMI Forums

    Created video presentation Inroads into mental health pros
  42. Why “Open Source?”

  43. “Where’s the code? herp derp”

  44. Open source culture, open source community, is not about code

  45. It’s about learning and sharing together

  46. It’s about growing together

  47. It’s about open arms and open minds

  48. An open hand to help the next person pull themselves

  49. Nothing I have ever done felt as good as helping

    other people
  50. Not without Grumpy

  51. We make the world we live in

  52. We have great power and influence in the lives around

  53. What world will you make?

  54. One more thing… A special sneak preview osmihelp.org/donate

  55. Ed Finkler Founder Open Sourcing Mental Illness OSMIHelp.org @OSMIhelp @funkatron

  56. Links • /dev/hell, Episode 15 • Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/devhell • First

    Post About OSMI Talks • Slides From First Talk • Fundraisers: 2013, 2015, 2016 • Open Sourcing Mental Illness