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Nell Shamrell-Harrington (Microsoft)

September 07, 2021
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Nell Shamrell-Harrington (Microsoft)
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Nell Shamrell-Harrington (Microsoft)
Sep 07, 2021

Today’s guest is a principal software engineer at Microsoft who works at the interface between external and internal elements of the organization. Nell Shamrell-Harrington works on the ClearlyDefined open source project, which tracks open source licenses across open source ecosystems, and is also part of the Rust Foundation's Board of Directors. In today’s episode, you’ll hear about the “field commander” role that Nell plays in both of these organizations, and some of the major learnings they have had along the way (with particular emphasis on the importance of ensuring that technical interventions are responding to the needs of the business and the community). Nell also shares their experience of mentoring veterans through Operation Code, their approach to mentoring in general, and how this impacts their day-to-day job. 

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Today’s guest is a principal software engineer at Microsoft who works at the interface between external and internal elements of the organization. Nell Shamrell-Harrington works on the ClearlyDefined open source project, which tracks open source licenses across open source ecosystems, and is also part of the Rust Foundation's Board of Directors. In today’s episode, you’ll hear about the “field commander” role that Nell plays in both of these organizations, and some of the major learnings they have had along the way (with particular emphasis on the importance of ensuring that technical interventions are responding to the needs of the business and the community). Nell also shares their experience of mentoring veterans through Operation Code, their approach to mentoring in general, and how this impacts their day-to-day job. 

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