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Nick and Mikeal catch up with Henry Zhu, the maintainer of Babel and host of the Maintainers Anonymous and Hope in Source podcasts. We discuss his path to open source maintainer-ship. We also chat about best practices for interacting with maintainers, while remembering that people are behind open source, and we talk self-care and avoiding burnout, culminating in a self-care repo being created to gather and discuss tips to care for yourself.
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- Henry Zhu – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Nick Nisi – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Mikeal Rogers – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- Hope in Source
- Maintainers Anonymous
- The GitHub Revolution: Why We’re All in Open Source Now
- Open Collective
- Introducing draft pull requests
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Mikeal’s self-care repository
- Henry’s Patreon