How to contribute to Open Source, and not be a "jerk"!
Open Source software is EVERYWHERE! Its usage is only continuing to grow, and if you haven't already began contributing, now is the right time to start!
I have been contributing to Open Source since 2011, and I now work for an Open Source project full time. I have contributed to, and maintain, a number of reasonably popular projects including Chocolatey, Cake and GitVersion.
Along the way, I have had a number of interactions, both good and bad, with members of the Open Source community, and I would like to share some of those with you.
In this session we will look at how to you can get started in contributing to Open Source, both as a maintainer, and a contributor.
We will look at how you can avoid common pitfalls, which would otherwise result in you being referred to you as a "jerk", and/or other similar names.
Gary Ewan Park
Gary Ewan Park works full time on Chocolatey CLI, the package manager for Windows.
Aberdeen, United KingdomView Speaker Profile