Open Source Needs More Design Superheroes

Open Source Needs More Design Superheroes

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Julie Ann Horvath

August 16, 2013
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  1. Hybrid 2013

  2. Hi I’m Julie

  3. Hello My name is Julie.

  4. :ok_woman:

  5. Coffee ( Things I enjoy )

  6. Witty TV Shows ( Things I enjoy )

  7. Animated Gifs!!! ( Things I enjoy )

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  12. Airplanes Not good

  13. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I mostly write CSS ^^^ actual job ^^^

  15. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Internet

  16. Open source is awesome.

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  19. All frontend code is open source by default.

  20. The web is open by default.

  21. Design ( Not so open )

  22. “Developers are more open, contribute code and discuss about bettering

    each other...
  23. “...While Designers seem secretive, ego- filled and seeking pointless exclusivity.”

  24. The feeling is mutual. ( See, we agree on something!

    )
  25. “We’re all making software.”

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  28. @jessicahische

  29. “I’m gonna take all of your drop caps and turn

    them into CSS and open source them.”
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  32. @jessicahische

  33. “I’m gonna take all of your drop caps and turn

    them into CSS and open source them.”
  34. Open source = Giving your work away for free (

    More on this in a bit )
  35. This is just one misconception about open source.

  36. There are tons.

  37. Open Source Design Superheroes

  38. That’s all of you!

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  40. Misconception #1

  41. Open source = Giving your work away for free

  42. Open source != Giving your work away for free

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  44. Don’t give away anything that pays your rent.

  45. Build a portfolio.

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  47. Work with developers.

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  49. Leave your comfort zone.

  50. But what about my secret sauce?

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  52. Misconception #2

  53. You have to be a hardcore coder to contribute to

    open source projects.
  54. If you know HTML and CSS...

  55. Or like designing logos, identity...

  56. Or even illustrating...

  57. Then you can contribute to an open source project.

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  61. Misconception #3

  62. Open source is hard.

  63. GitHub is hell-bent on lowering the barrier to contributing to

    open source projects.
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  65. Start with something small.

  66. Join a conversation.

  67. Provide feedback on a pull request.

  68. When you’re ready, jump in.

  69. GitHub Pages Static public web hosting, for free.

  70. Create a repo

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  72. Turn Pages “on”

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  79. 3rd Law of GitHub

  80. Fork-N Go

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  82. sheetsee.js

  83. Let’s start making the web better for eachother.

  84. Thank you! ✌