Kevin Sonney is a technology professional, media producer, and podcaster.

A Linux Sysadmin and Open Source advocate, Kevin has over 25 years in the IT industry, with over 15 years in Open Source. He currently works as an SRE at elastic.

Kevin hosts the weekly Productivity Alchemy Podcast. He and his wife, author and illustrator Ursula Vernon, co-host the weekly podcast Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap (NSFW) and routinely attend sci-fi and comic conventions. Kevin also voiced Rev. Mord on The Hidden Almanac.

Kevin and Ursula live in Pittsboro, NC with a variety of dogs, cats, and chickens.

Authored Content

Looking at a map for career journey

There are plenty of ways the open source world can expand for 2021. Here are the three areas I'm particularly interested in.
video editing dashboard

Archive old email and other files to de-clutter your digital workspace.
Team checklist

Work sprints and work buddies can keep you accountable and focused on the task at hand.
Working on a team, busy worklife

Don't overwhelm yourself with alerts—set the ones that matter and let the others go. You'll feel better and be more productive.
Computer screen with files or windows open

Automation is wonderful, except when it's not. Be sure your email auto-responds and CCs are properly configured so you don't waste everyone else's time.

Contributed Content

Working from home at a laptop

Opensource.com correspondents share their favorite tools for churning out words.