Avi Press - Founder & CEO at Scarf


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By David Guttman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Talking Points:

  • Open-source contributions
  • Working with workflows
  • Promoting open-source projects
  • Networking
  • Founder’s mindset

Quotable Quotes:

  • "Getting involved with open-source can definitely make your development more visible" - AP
  • "A lot of the opportunities that I've had in my life often come down to networking, and open-source is no exception to that" – AP
    "I've always generally been a proponent of just being exposed to lots of different ways to thinking or ways of working, that makes you more adaptable" – AP
  • "That was really kind of the start of it [open-source] for me, just having tools I was building and using myself" – AP
  • "[Canonical advice for getting started on open-source] Find a smallish but still used project, use it, try to use it in something, figure out where the gaps are in either documentation or tests or examples […] and do a small (as small as you can) PR" – DG
  • "[Another approach] Trying to do your own project and see what it's like to sort of packaging all up and trying to have like a very complete but again small project that checks all the boxes" – DG
  • "Go talk to people, go ask" – AP
  • "It doesn't matter how busy a person is if you very genuinely just ask [to connect with them]" – AP
  • "Think about who may be the dream person that you’d want to go to for advice and then just try it" – AP
  • "I think that just about everyone should care about the other parts of the business where you work" – AP




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