AmyJune HineLine

Open Source Community Ambassador and QA Engineer @ Kanopi Studios

AmyJune Hineline is the Open Source Community Ambassador and QA Engineer at Kanopi Studios. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities. She co-organize various open-source camps and conventions throughout North America, empowering individuals to forge deep community connections that benefit the whole. As a self-described non-coder, AmyJune helps communities discover how they can contribute and belong in more ways than coding.


Her ongoing experience as a hospice nurse keeps her in touch with the challenges faced by many end-users. In her continued efforts to make a difference, she helps organize A11yTalks, an online meetup where they invite folks on every month to talk about all things accessibility - one of the core components of building an inclusive web.



Outside of her mission in the technology community space, she has a deep love for mycology, geocaching, and air-cooled Volkswagens.



  • Accessible Media

    Accessibility is essential for developers and organizations that want to create high-quality websites and web tools, and not exclude people from using their products and services. If you’re in charge of your website, you have a lot of things to cover between keeping it up to date, entering and managing content, and making sure it's all accessible.

    As part of an inclusive content strategy, how accessible is your media?

    We'll do a deep dive into making your media (and social media) more accessible. We'll cover definitions, standards, guidelines, as well as images, videos, captions, media players, and more.

    This session is meant for developers, designers, and stake-holders. It is a beginner talk.

  • Drupal Contributions - A Pragmatic Approach to the Issue Queue

    Come for the code, stay for the community.

    Drupal thrives on community contributions in the form of patches and documentation to both contributed modules and core. This helps the project move forward and stay relevant.

    Not everyone who works on open source projects is a senior developer. Smaller tasks help people increase confidence and gain experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions. Code is very important and so are all the other parts. Contributing back to Drupal helps folks to become better developers. A more polished Drupal leads to a better overall experience.

    But how does one become a contributor? Together we’ll discuss what we can do as a community to help foster new contributors and keep the ones we already have.

    There will also be a lightning round demonstrating the issue queue workflow:
    Create an issue
    Write a patch
    Upload the fix to
    Review the patch for RTBC (reviewed and tested by the community).

    We'll even take a look at the upcoming GitLab contribution process because specific tools and processes change over time.