OSMI Blog

Watch Ed on the Runcloud.io Podcast

May 9th, 2017

Ed appeared on the Runcloud.io Podcast this week, talking about how he got started as a PHP developer, and OSMI. Also he is very loud.

Mental Health in the Workplace and Your Company’s Bottom Line

April 13th, 2017

OSMI founder Ed Finkler was the featured guest on the ZenFounder podcast episode #111

April 12th, 2017

Ed was interviewed about his founding of Open Sourcing Mental Illness by Sherry Walling, Ph.D. of the ZenFounder podcast for their most recent episode, #111. Check out this half-hour episode on their website or in iTunes.

World Health Day: Unmasking Male Depression

April 11th, 2017

OSMI volunteer Christina Keelan is speaking at Mental Health America's annual conference

April 10th, 2017

We're big fans of Mental Health America and all the great work that they do to promote mental wellness, so we're very pleased to have OSMI member Christina Keelan participating in their annual conference, which takes place June 14-16. Early bird registration is available until April 30th, so register today if you're interested in attending. Let us know if you'll be there; Christina would love to chat all things OSMI!

Designing a product with mental health issues in mind

April 1st, 2017

OSMI founder Ed Finkler will be speaking at the PHP Unicorn Online Conference

March 31st, 2017

The inaugural PHP Unicorn Conference will be taking place in the cloud on May 4, 2017. Ed will be giving his talk "Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community", and this is a great chance to hear him speak if you've never been able to make it out to any of the conferences he attends. Today is the LAST day to buy early bird tickets at the super low price of $50; starting tomorrow, ticket prices will go up to $100 each. Register now.

OSMI is at Amegala's Indy.Code() event today and tomorrow

March 30th, 2017

We've got a booth set up in the expo hall (check out our brand new tablecloth!), and OSMI founder Ed Finkler will be there to talk all things OSMI on Thursday & Friday. If you're at Indy.Code(), come grab a sticker and learn more about the awareness campaign and resources OSMI has been working on to promote mental wellness in the tech community.

Daily reminder: You’re not a bad person if you need to take a mental health break

March 29th, 2017

Not that it's any more true today than any other day, but it feels like several of us need this reminder right now.

Two OSMI board members are speaking at Lone Star PHP (#lsp17) next month

March 27th, 2017

Founder Ed Finkler is giving the Day 1 keynote How We Changed The World With Open Source (Friday @ 4pm)

Board member Joe Ferguson is teaching a half-day workshop titled All the Laravel Things - Local to Production to Making $$ (Thursday @ 1pm) and a regular session Put an end to regression with Codeception Testing (Friday @ 11am)

Many of the other speakers are longtime supporters as well. If you're attending Lone Star PHP, be sure to look for our booth, where we'll be available to talk all things OSMI.