OSMI Blog

OSMI volunteer Amanda Folson will speak about mental health in tech at CoderCruise

February 9th, 2017

The speaker line-up and schedule for the first-ever polyglot CoderCruise was announced recently, and we're happy to say that OSMI volunteer Amanda Folson will be taking part, with a talk about mental health in tech titled Silence is Deadly. It will take place on the second at-sea day, July 17th, at 11:30am in Chambers II.

Amanda will also be giving a technical talk titled Give Me A REST! at 9:30am on July 22nd (the third full day at sea) in Chambers II. Other speakers include several longtime OSMI supporters, so it looks to be a great event.

Conference passes are still available and are only $295; however, the cruise must be booked separately. For more information, check out the CoderCruise website.

Take A Course

February 8th, 2017

In Salt Lake City for #LoopConf? OSMI founder @funkatron is speaking on Wednesday

February 7th, 2017

OSMI founder Ed Finkler will be giving his talk Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community on Wednesday at 11:30am, right after the morning break. If you're at LoopConf as well, come say hi.

Do You Have the Winter Blues?

February 6th, 2017

It's #SelfCareSunday. What's your self-care strategy?

February 5th, 2017

Has something you've tried recently worked particularly well for you? Let us know! If there are any links or other resources that you can share, we'd love to put them up on our website.

Are You More Than Okay: The State of Mental Health in Tech in 2016

February 4th, 2017

Reminder: Are you at #sunphp17? Come meet up with OSMI folks.

February 3rd, 2017

Miami sunset

Nearly half the organization is down in Miami this weekend for SunshinePHP. We posted a schedule of our talks last week. While we don't have a booth, you can definitely find any of us during the hallway track if you'd like to chat about OSMI. We're looking forward to meeting you!

26 Pictures That Show What OCD Really 'Looks' Like

February 2nd, 2017

Reminder: Open Sourcing Mental Illness is now a charity option on AmazonSmile

February 1st, 2017

Glad the holidays are over? So are we. Tryptophan-induced food coma isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Black Friday Deals are overhyped and overrated. Just don’t forget that you can still support OSMI anytime by shopping on Amazon through the AmazonSmile program. Set us as your charity once, and then all you have to do is remember to shop through smile.amazon.com rather than just amazon.com. It’s easy!

Amazon Smile is a program where Amazon donates a small % of every sale to a non-profit of your choice. There is no extra cost to you! Just remember to shop Amazon from our Amazon Smile Link:

Shop Amazon for OSMI now!

Having trouble quitting smoking? You're not alone, and mental health has a lot to do with it.

January 31st, 2017

Last week, our friends at Mental Health America participated in a fantastic Twitter chat with folks from the American Psychological Association's Public Interest DirectorateSmokefreeUs, and the Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs. The theme was helping people quit smoking for a happier, healthier new year, and several of the questions focused specifically on how mental health plays a role in smoking habits and cessation. The graphic above provided by Mental Health America is particularly illuminating.

Check out the rest of the conversation on Twitter: