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User:RyanDang/FSOSS 14

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During the FSOSS event I was able to attend 2 Keynotes Bob Young and Chris Aniszczyk and 4 other talks about Open source. It is an eye opening experience. I was also able to do some networking and have some good conversation with 2 of the presenters. At least two of the presenters from the talks I attended mentioned that what you learn in school doesn’t matter much. If you know what field you want to go into, go out there and look for the top 5 languages/technologies that are most commonly use in that field and start focus on one of the languages or technologies and get really good in it. One of the presenter told me that when he was in school, he didn’t study what was taught but he focus on getting really good with C#. Once he graduated, he was able to find a job very quickly even though the job he got had nothing to do with c#. However, because he know C# so well, he was able to pick up the other languages very quickly. This really makes me think if I am wasting my time in school learning things that won’t help me in the field that I am going into. 80% of the courses that I am taking are irrelevant to web developer and I feel like I don’t have an option to be more focus in the career that I am heading into. Keynote Bob Young also mentioned that Academic success has 0 correlation with your success in life. I am one of the students and put his grade before everything else because I think it will help me succeed in my career. FSOSSS had changed my point of view about academic. I was considering not to write this report since it only worth 5% and grade doesn’t really matter. I could’ve spent 6 hours for writing this report to working on an open source project or something.
FSOSS also change my view about open source. I was reluctant on contributing to open source project before because I don’t want other people to use my code to make money. After FSOSS, my opinion about contributing to open source projects had changed. I think of it as more helping other people. I’m happy if they can use my code

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