What Matters, Episode 25: Musings and Motivation with Zef Hemel

What motivates you on a daily basis? 

Does an internal force drive you to take the reins and get to work? Is it something external — like capital gains or fame? 

Or maybe it’s achieving a goal — like releasing the 25th episode of a podcast!

What Matters, Episode 25: Musings and Motivation

In the latest episode of What Matters, PJ Hagerty sits down with Zef Hemel, engineering lead at Mattermost and musing writer, to discuss different kinds of motivation and what works in open source and at Mattermost. Tune in to learn about how to motivate people properly and what pitfalls to avoid when looking at things like rewards.

This episode also includes a visit from Ben Lloyd Pearson, who shares the recent open source news that matters, which includes GitHub’s new legal assistance program and cool projects from the folks at Facebook and GitLab!

Listen to What Matters now! 

What Matters, Episode 25 is now available to listen to or download. Check out the full episode — and all our episodes — now available from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, SoundCloud, and wherever you want to listen in! 

For further reading, check out these books and articles mentioned in the episode:

About the Show

What Matters is a bi-weekly podcast from the folks at Mattermost where we take a look at all the things we enjoy about the communities we are a part of — open source, ChatOps, DevOps, Go, and everything in between — and distill it into a podcast hosted by Senior Developer Advocate PJ Hagerty. Reach out and let us know what topics, guests, and other ideas you have for the show!

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PJ Hagerty

PJ is the Senior Developer Advocate at Mattermost and a board member at Open Sourcing Mental Illness (osmihelp.org). He is also an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze . Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.

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