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How We Changed The World With Open Source - WordCampMSP 17

How We Changed The World With Open Source - WordCampMSP 17

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August 04, 2017
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  1. How We Changed The World
    With Open Source
    WordCamp Minneapolis 2017
    Ed Finkler • @funkatron • @osmihelp

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  2. Grumpy Funky

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  3. devhell.info

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  4. June 18, 2012

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  5. “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.”

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  6. “I find it jaw dropping how casual and
    straightforward you are about discussing this
    stuff. I don't talk about it with anyone.”

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  7. “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.”

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  8. February 15, 2013

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  9. “Knowing I’m not alone.”

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

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  11. “If I can help people understand what
    it’s like for people who struggle with
    this, it’s worth it.”

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  12. “In my community, the Open Source
    community, I think I can help. So I’m
    going to try.”

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  13. Open Sourcing
    Mental Illness

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  14. Fundraiser in Feb

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

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  16. No fundraiser - Prompt

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

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  18. Mental Health In Tech Survey

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  19. Fundraiser in June

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

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  21. Handbooks and help

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  22. Fundraiser in June

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

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  24. Formed a non-profit
    corp in Indiana

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

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  26. E-books of handbooks
    New 2016 survey
    Took over OSMI Forums
    Created video presentation
    Inroads into mental health pros

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  27. Goal $50,000
    Raised $59,977

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  28. Why “Open Source?”

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  29. “Where’s the code?”

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

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  31. It’s about learning and
    sharing together

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  32. It’s about growing
    together

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  33. It’s about open arms
    and open minds

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  34. An open hand to help the next
    person pull themselves up

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  35. Nothing I have ever done felt as
    good as helping other people

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  36. Not without Grumpy

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  37. We make the world
    we live in

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  38. We have great power and
    influence in the lives around us

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  39. What world will you make?

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  40. Ed Finkler
    Founder
    Open Sourcing Mental Illness
    OSMIHelp.org
    @OSMIhelp
    @funkatron
    patreon.com/osmihelp

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