I absolutely loved this phrase pulled from this comment:
I couldn't agree more. Being a full-time 🎩 #OpenSourcerer I was attracted by the idea of an open source editor VSCode which I fell in love with, contributed to its core code, which was amazing. And three weeks down the road I am launching VSCode.pro course.
I never thought I'll be doing all this for a Microsoft product. They have definitely changed a lot. Also, I did a good deal of work with Azure functions — wrote about it.
And I am going to start using it myself. I find it pretty damn cool that I am now writing open source full time. No matter what comes of dev.to, all the code we put out into the world is for everyone. That is pretty magical and thinking like that really helps me get up in the morning and get excited about work.
My open source work is on a consumer-facing application. This is different from "typical" open source work in library development etc. but I'm not sure low-level library/tool development would ever really be for me anyway. I'm very happy I get to do the work I like doing and put all the code out into the universe for others to use and benefit from.
I hope you too can become a full-time open sourcerer or sourceress.