My mentors were sahil@ and wen@. They have been very helpful, many thanks to them!
I am now flying solo since February 10, 2011.
On October 23, 2011 I was appointed co-mentor with jadawin@ to assist clement@ during his reintegration into the project.
On January 28, 2012,
after more than 700 commits I finally earned my first pointy hat by
breaking INDEX :'(
I specified an unexisting dependency when importing www/trac-permredirect (see ports/164377).
As a punishment I wrote a page listing the most common mistakes committers could do to earn a pointyhat, hoping it could prevent such stupid mistakes.
On June 1, 2012, I started co-mentoring Jase Thew (jase@) with flo@.
October 16, 2012: already two years since my first commit :)
1,157 commits and 690 closed PRs later, I still find it fun so let's see where we are in two years!
On April 4, 2013, I started co-mentoring William Gryzbowski (wg@) with jpaetzel@.
On April 6, 2013, I gave a talk at the Central European BSD-Day
conference which took place in Naples. Here is the summary of my talk:
Business Schools teach you during expensive MBA studies how managers should shape the structure and influence the culture of organizations so that they become more innovative. Concepts such as natural systems, self-organization, creative swiping, boundary spanning, empowerment are known to be helpful in making employees more creative. To save you the trouble of paying for costly business courses and based on my view as a committer, this talk addresses the question to know whether or not FreeBSD is the right place to develop innovative ideas.
You can have a look at the slides, a picture taken during the talk, and the video recorded during the event.
On September 24, 2013, I started co-mentoring Danilo Gondolfo (danilo@) with wg@.
October 16, 2013: three years since my first commit, with a bit more than 1,700 commits
and almost 1,000 PRs closed.
On November 30, 2013 I participated in the "Journées Méditerranéennes des Logiciels Libres", which is a French conference about open-source software during which I gave the same talk as for the BSD-Day conference on FreeBSD's organizational structure and culture.