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an intro talk about getting involved in Free Software I gave at Campus Party Europe 2012

an intro talk about getting involved in Free Software I gave at Campus Party Europe 2012

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    Free Software - your chance to change the world and how to get there Free Software - your chance to change the world and how to get there Presentation Transcript

    • Free Softwareyour chance to change the world and how to get there Lydia Pintscher (@nightrose)
    • WTH is Free Software?
    • Freedom to: ● use ● study ● modify ● re-distribute
    • Who here has used Free Software?
    • Who here has contributed to Free Software?
    • Why should you do it?
    • 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● ...
    • How can you do it?
    • two ways to get into Free Softwareunstructured structured
    • ● Google Summer of Code● GNOME Outreach Program for Women● Season of KDE● X.Org Endless Vacation of Code● ...
    • choose a project you use and like
    • all projects need help(not all realize it though)
    • choose an area you like
    • look for a get involved page
    • lurk for a while
    • start doing stuff(look for junior jobs)
    • some tips
    • be realistic about your skillsOpen Hatch Codecademy
    • start small
    • get comfortable in the open
    • meet people
    • be visible and talk about what you are doing
    • help others(youre not alone)
    • give credit where credit is due
    • take on responsibility(and do not disappoint)
    • dont give up
    • open-advice.org
    • Go out and do it!
    • Questions?! @nightroseOh and btw: Your mother was right. Sharing is good.