Making your voice heard: Open Source needs You

Making your voice heard: Open Source needs You

Talk given at Women Techmakers Vienna about contributing to Open Source Software.

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March 11, 2017
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  1. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Making your voice heard: Open

    Source needs you
  2. Hi, I’m Laura. artist, web developer Travis Foundation ROSSConf Rails

    Girls Summer of Code @alicetragedy
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  6. Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 @alicetragedy Open Source Software

  7. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Open Source Software opensource.org “software

    with source code that anyone can inspect, modify and enhance”
  8. Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 @alicetragedy Open Source Software

  9. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Open source is at the

    centre of the tech industry,
 even when it’s invisible.
  10. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Why is the idea of

    contributing to Open Source software so scary?
  11. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Why is the idea of

    contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open
  12. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Why is the idea of

    contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open Open Source is volunteer work
  13. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Why is the idea of

    contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open Open Source is volunteer work Impostor syndrome is real
  14. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 You are good enough.

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  16. Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 @alicetragedy Different types of contributions

  17. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is design.
  18. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is UX and UI.
  19. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is marketing.
  20. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is community.
  21. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is project management.
  22. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is testing.
  23. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is translation.
  24. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is documentation.
  25. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get started…

  26. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    Version Control & Git
  27. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    Version Control & Git https://git-scm.com
 https://try.github.io
  28. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    Github
  29. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    Github 
 https://github.com
  30. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    Issue Tracker
  31. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    The workflow
  32. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    The workflow 
 add a commit
 
 

  33. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    The workflow 
 add a commit
 make a pull request
 

  34. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    The workflow 
 add a commit
 make a pull request
 discuss

  35. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    The workflow 
 add a commit
 make a pull request
 discuss
 accept or reject the change
  36. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Before we get 
 started…

    The workflow 
 add a commit
 make a pull request
 discuss
 accept or reject the change
  37. Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 @alicetragedy The path to your first

    contribution
  38. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Find a project with a welcoming community
  39. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Awesome for Beginners
 https://github.com/MunGell/awesome-for- beginners Find a project with a welcoming community
  40. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Great for new contributors
 https://github.com/showcases/great-for-new- contributors Find a project with a welcoming community
  41. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Bugs Ahoy!
 https://www.joshmatthews.net/bugsahoy Find a project with a welcoming community
  42. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Look for issues that don’t require much expertise
  43. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Up for Grabs
 http://up-for-grabs.net Look for issues that don’t require much expertise
  44. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution YourFirstPR
 http://yourfirstpr.github.io Look for issues that don’t require much expertise
  45. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Use the power of GitHub labels
  46. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Use the power of GitHub labels first-timers-only
 quick-fix
 help-wanted
 beginner-friendly
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  49. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project

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  51. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Contribute

    to tools or projects you use
  52. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Look

    for projects that can use your skills or knowledge
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  54. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Choosing

    which project to contribute to is like deciding which organisation you want to do volunteer work for.
  55. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Ask

    yourself:
  56. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me?
 
 
 
 Ask yourself:
  57. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me? 
 Does my work make a difference?
 
 
 Ask yourself:
  58. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me? 
 Does my work make a difference? 
 Do I like the community?
 
 Ask yourself:
  59. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me? 
 Does my work make a difference? 
 Do I like the community? 
 Do I agree with the project’s values?
 Ask yourself:
  60. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me? 
 Does my work make a difference? 
 Do I like the community? 
 Do I agree with the project’s values? 
 Is there work available for me to do? Ask yourself:
  61. Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 @alicetragedy Choosing and working on your

    issue
  62. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Join the community
  63. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Start with CONTRIBUTING.md
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  65. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Follow the documentation to setup the project
  66. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Get acquainted with the project 
 by helping with issue gardening
  67. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue The issue tracker is a good place to start
  68. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Don’t hesitate to ask questions
  69. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Follow the project’s code conventions
  70. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Be respectful of other people’s time
  71. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Don’t do any work you don’t want to do
  72. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Start your own project
  73. Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 @alicetragedy Summary

  74. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code
  75. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything
  76. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything Be respectful and patient
  77. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything Be respectful and patient Do work you want to do
  78. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything Be respectful and patient Do work you want to do
  79. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Open Source needs you

  80. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Open Source needs you Software

    is as much about people 
 as it is about code
  81. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 Open Source needs you

  82. @alicetragedy Women Techmakers Vienna 2017 “Today, more people use Open

    Source, but fewer people contribute back, than ever before. 
 And everybody assumes that somebody else is doing it.” Nadia Eghbal (@nayafia)