I have spent the better part of my last 20 years working on software in one form or another. During that time, it’s been impossible to avoid open source software components in one form or another.
I have not, until today, contributed back to that community in a large way. Perhaps I’ve suggested a change here or there, but never really took the opportunity to get involved. I suppose my best excuse is that I have a difficult time finding a spot to jump in and get to work.
About two years ago, I ported a Teamcity Plugin for Slack notifications to get it to work with Microsoft Teams. It’s been in use at my current company since then, and it has a few users who happened to have found it on GitHub. I took the step today to publish this plugin to Jetbrains’ plugin library.
So, here’s to my inaugural open source publication!