TFW your country funds Open Source development

Riccardo Magliocchetti

Abstract

During 2018 I've worked on Docs Italia, a platform to host the Italian Public Administration documentation. We didn't built Docs Italia from scratch but built it on top of Read The Docs. We saved a lot of work but did we contribute something back to the upstream community?

Description

During 2018 I’ve been a contractor for the Italian Digital Transformation Team working on docs.italia.it (Docs Italia), an Open Source platform to collect and share the Public Administration documentation. We didn't write Docs Italia from scratch though but built it on top of Read The Docs, the leading documentation platform for Python packages. We saved a lot of work by leveraging another open source project. Cool! Still Open Source software does not write itself and we managed to contribute back some value to the upstream project. In this talk I'll share what we did and what we learned.

Bio

I'm a Pythonista, a software developer and a consultant from Torino, Italy. I'm contributing to Open Source since a few, contributing to both extremely popular and toy projects. I organize two local meetups: Torino Hacknight, to show people that Open Source software is not writing itself and Coding Gym Torino, a monthly gym to keep programming skills in shape. I like to go to the movies and I should read more books.