Open Source

Best practices, collaboration, inclusion

Eddie is a software engineer specialising in full stack web development in open source technologies, who has been consulting in the public and private sector for the last eight years. Eddie has advised organisations such as the Ministry of Justice, De La Rue and Crossrail. In addition Eddie is heavily involved in “Tech for Good” communities by hosting, participating and mentoring open source projects ranging from providing assistance to refugees, championing accessibility and encouraging diversity in the tech industry. Eddie also has over 140 open source projects which touch on a variety of areas.

Recently Eddie has been in the top 500 open source contributors world wide and the top 11 trending developers on GitHub, along with Microsoft, Mozilla and Twitter.



Where Eddie spends most of his time. From here you can get to various Organisations that Eddie contributes Open Source work to, from coding to documentation.



Sharing tips, following experts & projects to filter the vast amount of information available.



Cut down version of my CV. Full CV & references available on request.



R&D projects for Jaoude Studios Ltd. Ranging from Proof-of-Concepts to MVPs using realtime dashboards with iBeacons & IoT.

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Beyond Brexit: Creating dialogue and action for a country divided. Starting from a 48hr hackathon that created 10+ projects to 2 selected projects being accelerated to MVP.

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WeRockTech is a youtube channel which so far features discussions & conversations with people in tech who have either contributed by way of their achievements or are new to the community and starting explore how they can contribute & get involved, hopefully this will encourage more to join & do similar.

Selected events over the last 12 months

Recent events I have been involved in. Too many to list all or the ones I attend, follow me on Twitter: @EddieJaoude for upcoming events.

event Hatch London
Mentor and Workshop | November, 2017

Over 2 days, 100 of the brightest students from all degree backgrounds will be teaming up in London, UK to innovative and solve real-world problems.

Introduction to managing your Open Source project on GitHub, from Issue tracking to version control and web hosting. Using these new skills and with a little html and css, build your first website with GitHub pages which will give you continuous deployment for your website to allow the world to see it after severy update.

event VR Hackathon
Winning Team | April, 2017

2 day VR Game Jam hackathon by the Realities Centre - judges voted on the gameplay not on presentation.

We made a game that pivoted quite a few times but ended up with the winning game. Our game ended up aiming to get people up and moving about with the need to headbutt dragons to win as they came at the gamer at random intervals and speeds. We deployed to the OSVR Razor HDK2 and the Vive.

event Accessibility Hackathon
Winning Team | March, 2017

This Accessible Tech Hackathon was aimed at making the workplace more accessible for those with disabilities. It’s a prime example of using technology to make the world a better place. It’s tech for good. It was held on 18-19 March and was a two-day hackathon at Google Campus. Hackathon groups partnered with specific social enterprises to solve accessibility issues they’re facing.

New environments pose a challenge to anyone. But for those with visual impairments, the challenges are even greater, often requiring individuals to rely on the help of others until they learn the layouts. Environments also change all the time, often offering visual only cues such as signs to indicate changes.

iBeacons could be used to broadcast new layouts, rooms, objects and even hazards to those with the app installed on their phone. The beacons can alert you that you are within certain distances of where you need to go, tell you what is nearby, and highlighting any obstacles along the way.

event AcornHack: Introduction to GitHub workflow
Speaker | November, 2016

Acorn Aspirations in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week is running a 2-day hackathon/start-up style event where 100 young people aged 12-19 will collaborate with mentors from the TechCity community to develop tech start-ups that solve social problems in their local communities and worldwide.

event Ada: The Empowered Technologist
On the panel | October, 2016

We are on a mission to create a more inclusive industry and, beyond that a more socially just world. Come and join us for an evening of talks, workshops and discussions, designed to inspire, educate and empower technologists whilst celebrating the efforts that are being made to make a difference within our industry.

event Beyond Brexit: Creating dialogue and action for a country divided
Organiser & on the panel | Saturday & Sunday July 23-24, 2016

Brexit is one of the most controversial and seismic political events in the UK’s recent history. Yet throughout the pre-referendum campaigns and aftermath of Brexit many questions remain unanswered and the future unclear.

event AcornHack: Introduction to GitHub
Workshop | July, 2016

Showing Open Source on GitHub, going through commmits, branches, pull requests.

event PHP EU: CI & CD best practices
Speaker | May, 2016

Automated everything! Then run these on CI & CD. This makes this repeatable & auditable in every environment.

event WHFNP presents #PanelForParity in Celebration of International Women's Day
On the panel | March, 2016

In celebration of International Women's Day 2016, Women Hack for Non-Profits is live streaming a panel on Monday, March 7th from 7PM-8PM GMT to discuss and celebrate being a Woman in Technology in line with the IWD theme "Pledge for Parity".

event Open Source first. How to look at a project objectively & create your own
Speaker | March, 2016

This month, we are organising a workshop focussed on open source projects. Tools that you need to know about while working on a open source project or starting a new one.

event AcornHack: Introduction to GitHub
Speaker | March, 2016

Showing Open Source on GitHub, going through commits, branches, pull requests.

event PHP EU: CI & CD workshop
Speaker | May, 2016

Creating a GitHub repo, connecting with with Travis CI, on successful build Tag & create Release, deploy release to Heroku.