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Contributing to & funding Open Source

Contributing to & funding Open Source

Talk given (pretty spontaneously) at Barcamp Salzburg (The Next Web) on April 9th, 2016.

With its source code made freely available, Open Source Software allows its users to become co-developers and have a say in the decision-making process. But what happens when those opinionated users are less diverse than we would like them to be? The tech industry has a diversity problem, and so does the Open Source community, with women making up a mere 11% of FLOSS contributors.
This is why the Open Source community needs you: In my talk I will explain what contributing to Open Source means, show examples of different contributions (social as well as technical) and introduce ways to get started. Hopefully by the end, I will have inspired you to go out there and find a project you’re passionate about — enough to want to improve it, and the Open Source community, one small contribution at a time.


April 09, 2016

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