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 l...
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.
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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

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