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Make the most of Open Source - DevFest Pescara 2022

Make the most of Open Source - DevFest Pescara 2022

-- A talk I gave at DevFest Pescara 2022

Taking full advantage of Open Source software means getting involved in its community and contributing to its development.

More info on https://www.paulox.net/2022/11/20/gdg-devfest-2022/

Paolo Melchiorre

November 20, 2022
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  1. MAKE THE MOST
    OF OPEN SOURCE
    PAOLO MELCHIORRE ~ @pauloxnet

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    Open-L 2007
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  3. Get Involved




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    • CTO @ 20tab
    • Software engineer
    • Python developer
    • Django contributor
    • Ubuntu user
    Paolo Melchiorre
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    DjangoCon Europe 2019 - Bartek Pawlik (CC BY-NC-SA)

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    Choose your community
    Python
    • Open Source
    • Foundation
    • Community driven
    • Code of conduct
    • People

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    Michael Cavotta (CC BY-NC-ND)
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    Join a local community
    Italian Zope/Plone developers
    • Easy to join
    • No language barriers
    • Common cultural background
    • Sharing experiences
    • Mutual help

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    Paolo Melchiorre (CC BY-SA)

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    Attend a community conference
    EuroPython 2011
    • Improve your skills
    • Connect to other communities
    • Expand your network
    • Meet friendly companies
    • Discover new projects

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    Everton Zanella Alvarenga (CC BY-SA)

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    Deep dive into Open Source
    Django Web Framework
    • Use modern software versions
    • Try quick-start tutorial
    • Study official documentation
    • Follow projects channels
    • Attend community events

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    Contribute to Open Source
    django.contrib.postgres.functions.RandomUUID
    • Identify a problem
    • Try to solve it
    • Study the contribution guide
    • Open an issue on the tracker
    • Propose a PR to the code

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    Join an Open Source sprint
    DjangoCon Europe Sprints 2017
    • Propose a goal
    • Ask for help
    • Work on a task
    • Request a review
    • Ring the gong

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    Give a talk
    PyCon Italia 2017
    • Find an interesting topic
    • Learn more about it
    • Use it in a project
    • Submit a proposal to a conference
    • Give first talks in your language

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    Be a mentor
    Django Girls Rimini 2017
    • Learn about mentorship projects
    • Find the next events
    • Sign up as a mentor
    • Get in touch with attendees
    • Coach the mentees in your group

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    Speak at an international conference
    EuroPython 2017
    • Larger audience
    • International attendee
    • Better feedbacks
    • Greater confidence
    • Improved speaking (in english) skills

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    Organize a sprint
    EuroPython 2017 sprints
    • Work in an international group
    • Improve organizational skills
    • Get help to reach the goal
    • Learn new approaches
    • More developers in your network

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    Improve your Open Source website
    DjangoProject.com
    • Learn about your project website
    • Find something to improve
    • Discuss on the mailing list
    • Propose a PR
    • Request a review

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    Create your own blog
    www.paulox.net
    • Use a static site generator
    • Do some research
    • Try Pelican (Python & Jinja)
    • Write talk reports, howtos, articles
    • Create your own theme

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    Share your contents
    Planet, mastodon, disqus, twitter, linkedin, hacker news, …
    • Feed RSS
    • Comments
    • Social networks
    • News aggregators

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    Answer questions
    Stack Overflow
    • Select a topic
    • Study the documentation
    • Find interesting questions
    • Propose an answer
    • Write about it

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    Help to translate
    Django documentation in Italian
    • Subscribe to Transifex
    • Find untranslated sections
    • Translate new strings
    • Check the translated strings
    • Ask for review

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    What else ?
    Time is your only limit
    • Subscribe mailing-lists
    • Check Github notifications
    • Read your projects forum
    • Enter discord channels
    • Join Telegram groups

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    Get inspired
    By other Open Source developers
    • Read blog posts
    • Follow social accounts
    • Subscribe video channels
    • Listen podcast episodes
    • Read technical books

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    License
    CC BY-SA 4.0
    This work is licensed under
    a Creative Commons
    Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
    International License.

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    • Participants
    • Speakers
    • Volunteers
    • Organizers
    • GDG Pescara
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    Thanks
    Grazie /ˈɡrat.t
    ͡ sje/
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