Podcast: The Intersection of Technology, Activism, & Open Source #OpenSource @harperdbio @thatzoek
HarperDB podcast host Margo McCabe chats with Zoë Knox, an Open Sourceress and Head of Engineering at OpenNMS, about the intersection between technology and activism.
Zoë talks about how tech can connect people across the world, shares tips for devs working to get to a similar place, and talks a bit about her hacking / side projects (hint: imagine a fully open source operating system that’s Mac compatible). We also discuss distributed systems, and even touch a bit on parenting in the modern world!
“Technology is not good or evil, it’s just a tool. How we use it is what matters.” – Zoë Knox
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