Feb 11, 2016 | open source

All My Projects: Asking for Open-Source Help

Warning: This post is over a year old. I don't always update old posts with new information, so some of this information may be out of date.

If you listen to my podcast or follow me on Twitter, you probably already know that my life has gotten a little bit busier than usual as I work to finish my book. As a part of that, I've switched to podcasting on the Five-Minute Geek Show only once a week instead of twice.

I have, however, started a new, simpler podcast that only takes a few minutes to post: The Three-Minute Geek Show, powered by Briefs.fm. Each episode is less than three minutes and takes me about three minutes to post, so it's been easier to get content up there.

But as a part of this busy-ness, I'm interested in telling people more about the side projects that occupy my time. Maybe, in a time where I have even less time than usual to devote to my side projects, I could reach out to the community around me for help.

So, here's a quick rundown a few active projects I maintain. If you have time, I'd love for you to consider contributing to them!

Note: Many of these projects don't have good documentation of how to contribute or what even needs doing. I need as much help there as I do with actual feature contributions!


Tech: Laravel
Abstract, Bio, and Photo Management Tool for Conference Speakers
3-minute intro to Symposium


Tech: Laravel, Twilio
Phone Recording Service for People Pulled Over By Police
3-minute intro to PulledOver


Tech: Laravel, VueJS
Listener Suggestion and Voting Service for Podcasts
3-minute intro to Suggestive


Tech: Laravel
Easy Blogging With Gists
3-minute intro to Gistlog


Tech: Laravel
Comment Notifications For Your Gists
3-minute intro to Giscus


Tech: Laravel
Use Laravel Components Outside of Laravel
3-minute intro to Torch


Tech: Laravel, Knockout (old, needs a ground-up re-write with a real API and with VueJS)
Track Who You Want To Meet and Who You Met at Conferences

Comments? I'm @stauffermatt on Twitter

Tags: open source


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