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The future of our community is YOU

Dan Kim
April 13, 2018

The future of our community is YOU

Every day each one of us turns to community contributions to help us become better developers — blog posts, open source projects, conference talks, podcasts, and so much more. Can you imagine if these community resources didn’t exist?!

And while our community is strong today, it’s healthiest when it continues to grow from a broad set of interests, backgrounds, and opinions. That diversity and knowledge to keep our community strong can only come from one place: YOU.

I’ll share my thoughts about how this community has helped me (and others) grow, why that’s so important, and ultimately why it’s crucial for all of us to contribute. I’ll discuss five (or so) areas, each with some high-level tips to get you started, that we can all contribute to keeping our community strong and healthy.

The Android community has proven to be one of the most welcoming, friendly, helpful, generous groups I’ve ever encountered. Let’s keep it going!

- http://www.donnfelker.com/the-single-best-thing-you-can-do-for-your-career/
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osVpqz10UP8

Thanks to these folks for their contributions that helped shape and reinforce the talk:
- https://twitter.com/jayohms
- https://twitter.com/queencodemonkey
- https://twitter.com/KellyShuster
- https://twitter.com/mandybess
- https://twitter.com/chiuki
- https://twitter.com/donnfelker
- https://twitter.com/chethaase
- https://twitter.com/sehurlburt
- https://twitter.com/crafty
- https://twitter.com/danlew42
- https://twitter.com/jessfraz

(Talk given at Chicago Robot 2018 on 4/13/2018).

Dan Kim

April 13, 2018

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