1. Free Softwareyour chance to change the world and how to get there Lydia Pintscher (@nightrose)
2. WTH is Free Software?
3. Freedom to: ● use ● study ● modify ● re-distribute
4. Who here has used Free Software?
5. Who here has contributed to Free Software?
6. Why should you do it?
7. Make a difference!● disaster management● anonymous communication● assistive technology● internationalisation and localisation● recording human rights violations and election manipulation● climate science and environmental conservation● hospital management● knowledge sharing/education● ...
8. How can you do it?
9. two ways to get into Free Softwareunstructured structured
10. ● Google Summer of Code● GNOME Outreach Program for Women● Season of KDE● X.Org Endless Vacation of Code● ...
11. choose a project you use and like
12. all projects need help(not all realize it though)
13. choose an area you like
14. look for a get involved page
15. lurk for a while
16. start doing stuff(look for junior jobs)
17. some tips
18. be realistic about your skillsOpen Hatch Codecademy
19. start small
20. get comfortable in the open
21. meet people
22. be visible and talk about what you are doing
23. help others(youre not alone)
24. give credit where credit is due
25. take on responsibility(and do not disappoint)
26. dont give up
28. Go out and do it!
29. Questions?! @nightroseOh and btw: Your mother was right. Sharing is good.