I am AmyJune Hineline, and I am the Open Source Community Ambassador at Kanopi Studios. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, I am uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. I co-organize various open-source camps and conventions throughout North America, empowering individuals to forge deep community connections that benefit the whole. As a self-described non-coder, I help communities discover how they can contribute and belong in more ways than coding.
With five years of open-source community involvement behind me, I’ve had the opportunity to become actively involved in both the Drupal and WordPress communities: working to lower the barrier to entry in tech though my leadership of first-time contributor workshops at the local and regional level.
My ongoing experience as a hospice nurse keeps me in touch with the challenges faced by many end-users. In my continued efforts to make a difference, I help organize A11yTalks, an online meetup where we invite folks on every month to talk about all things accessibility - one of the core components of building an inclusive web.
Outside of mission in the technology community space, I have a deep love for mycology, geocaching, and air-cooled Volkswagens.
And y’ll know the drill: Ask me anything!!