OSMI Blog

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.

Controlled By Exercise: The Distance Between Self-Harm and Self-Care

March 26th, 2017

Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them

March 25th, 2017

Heartbound Is About a Boy’s Journey With Depression | Unwinnable

March 24th, 2017

OSMI volunteer Allison Tarr will be speaking about mental health in tech at WordCamp Halifax

March 23rd, 2017

Allison's talk, titled "Field Guide to Caring for a Developer", will examine the state of mental health awareness within tech and discuss strategies and resources to improve it on both a personal and community level. WordCamp Halifax takes place on May 27th, and tickets will go on sale any day now and are likely to sell out; follow their Twitter account to stay informed about when registration opens. Be sure to give us a shout if you plan to attend.

Ketamine For Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug to People?'

March 22nd, 2017