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Nell Shamrell-Harrington

Hello all! I'm Nell Shamrell-Harrington, currently of Microsoft and formerly of Mozilla and Chef. I'm a long time Open Source engineer and have been intrigued by Snyk for some time as a way to manage dependency security updates (especially when doing work that affects ecosystems of ecosystems across the Open Source world). I recently became lead of the Clearly Defined project (, which uses Snyk.

I'm planning on writing up a blog post (and perhaps a presentation) on knowing how to evaluate whether a dependency update is safe for your OSS project (patch updates, minor updates, and major updates, as well as how to determine whether the dependency follows semantic versioning guidelines). Joining the Snyk community seemed like a great way to learn more about these topics!

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Sharone Zitzman Author

That's really awesome Neil! Welcome to our community.
You are always more than welcome to share your blog post here in our community so that other users can benefit from your experience.

Or you can share with us your posts and we'll be happy to reference them here.

Thanks for joining us!