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Thursday, August 30 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
How Can I Contribute: A Guide to Making Your First Open Source Contribution - Lucy Wyman, Puppet

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This talk is for you, the documentarian, developer, student, or community
member wondering what you can contribute to open source and how to get started. Contributing to open source is a great way to give back to a project you care about, grow a community around software, and help make a project more useful. But often those who want to contribute have a few misconceptions that prevent them from making that first pull request, including:

* I’m not a good enough programmer to contribute to open source
* I don’t know the project well enough to contribute
* I don’t write code, so I have nothing to contribute
* I’m just a student / community member / manager / llama, I don’t have anything to contribute

In this talk I'll discuss several ways open source projects need your help,
what to look for in a project you’re contributing to, and some first steps to
making your first pull request.

Speakers
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Lucy Wyman

Software Engineer, Puppet
I'm a software engineer at Puppet, where I'm currently working on our open source remote task runner Bolt. I graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Computer Science in June 2016, where I worked as a Front-End Engineer for the OSU Open Source Lab. In my free time I enjoy... Read More →


Thursday August 30, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Room 207