Making your voice heard: Open Source needs You

Making your voice heard: Open Source needs You

Talk given at the meetup Webclerks Vienna about contributing to Open Source Software.

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April 10, 2017
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  1. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Making your voice heard: Open

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

    Summer of Code @alicetragedy
  3. Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Open Source Software

  4. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Open Source Software opensource.org “software

    with source code that anyone can inspect, modify and enhance”
  5. Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Open Source Software

  6. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Open source is at the

    centre of the tech industry,
 even when it’s invisible.
  7. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea of

    contributing to Open Source software so scary?
  8. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea of

    contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open
  9. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea of

    contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open Open Source is volunteer work
  10. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 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
  11. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 You are good enough.

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  13. Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Different types of contributions

  14. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is design.
  15. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is UX and UI.
  16. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is marketing.
  17. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is community.
  18. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is project management.
  19. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is testing.
  20. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is translation.
  21. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions Open

    Source is documentation.
  22. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 The path to your first

    contribution
  23. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Find a project with a welcoming community
  24. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Look for issues that don’t require much expertise
  25. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 The path to your first

    contribution Use the power of GitHub labels
  26. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 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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  29. Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Your first significant project

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  31. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Contribute

    to tools or projects you use
  32. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Look

    for projects that can use your skills or knowledge
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  34. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Choosing

    which project to contribute to is like deciding which organisation you want to do volunteer work for.
  35. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Ask

    yourself:
  36. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me?
 
 
 
 Ask yourself:
  37. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me? 
 Does my work make a difference?
 
 
 Ask yourself:
  38. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me? 
 Does my work make a difference? 
 Do I like the community?
 
 Ask yourself:
  39. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Your first significant project Is

    the project important to me? 
 Does my work make a difference? 
 Do I like the community? 
 Is there work available for me to do?
 Ask yourself:
  40. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue
  41. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Join the community
  42. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue The issue tracker is a good place to start
  43. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Start with CONTRIBUTING.md
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  45. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Don’t hesitate to ask questions
  46. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Be respectful of other people’s time
  47. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Don’t do any work you don’t want to do
  48. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Choosing and working on your

    issue Start your own project
  49. Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Summary

  50. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code
  51. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything
  52. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything Be respectful and patient
  53. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything Be respectful and patient Do work you want to do
  54. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Summary Open Source isn’t just

    code Community is everything Be respectful and patient Do work you want to do
  55. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Open Source needs you

  56. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Open Source needs you Software

    is as much about people 
 as it is about code
  57. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Open Source needs you

  58. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 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)
  59. @alicetragedy Webclerks Meetup, April 2017 Questions?

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