A photo of Josh balancing an apple on his head.

Fresh coat of paint for this professional

Since my role, as of last November working as Senior Principal Foundations Advocate at Tidelift, is again very public-facing, I’ve been meaning to update my professional bio, resume, and LinkedIn.

But I’ve found it harder to find my professional voice without in-person events as a laboratory since 2020. Finally found the inspiration today — thanks to Kevin Fleming who was bold enough to call me a respected member of the worldwide open source software community 😉

In the process, I found myself reflecting on my career, including all six years of my tenure with Open Source Initiative (OSI) and the intense one and a half year I spent as a volunteer Campaign Manager for the Blake Hooper for Supervisor 2022 campaign.

And… Wow. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and how I did it.

It’s a good feeling, which I believe will set me up for even greater success as I step with confidence into my new-ish role and resume attending in-person conferences (but only those that are #PHPledge compliant).

I look forward to sharing more about my role in time. But right now, I’m focused on laying a strong foundation in a practice that is new for both me and Tidelift.

Now I just need to update my professional headshots. Those are six years old at this point. Eek!






3 responses to “Fresh coat of paint for this professional”

  1. Benno Avatar

    @josh TBH didn't pick you as an Apple fan…

  2. Sue Burnside Avatar
    Sue Burnside

    Well, Joshua, I’ve ALWAYS found you to be a respected member of the worldwide open source software community. You have always been a leader! I think it’s in your blood. You did so much for the W.I.M.P. group, and I learned a lot because you lead that networking community. You rock!


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