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Assistance is fertile

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Assistance is fertile

  1. 1. Assistance is Fertile cultivating community careers in open source software.
  2. 2. Sixteen years of hilarity andgood times ensue when ajournalist/PR pro discovers hisreal passion is writing code.
  3. 3. LINUX ISAWESOME! Y U NO SWITCH NOW!!! @steglasi
  4. 4. ASK NOT WHAT YOURCOMMUNITY CAN DO FOR YOU
  5. 5. Hierarchy of contributions Code Talking about code Blah Blah Blah
  6. 6. Talk is silver.Code is gold.
  7. 7. Talk is silver.Code is gold.Doing Stuf f
  8. 8. Kinds of opportunities Code Testing Infrastructure Design UX UI Graphics Content Support TrainingDocumentation Outreach Leadership Fundraising Events
  9. 9. Kinds of opportunities Code Testing Infrastructure Design UX UI Graphics Content Support TrainingDocumentation Outreach Leadership Fundraising Events
  10. 10. Output•  Collaboration•  Communication•  ++REAL WORLD Experience•  Teamwork•  Initiative•  Problem solving•  Self-confidence
  11. 11. Employers are looking for what?
  12. 12. Employers want•  Collaboration•  Communication•  ++REAL WORLD Experience•  Teamwork•  Initiative•  Problem solving•  Self-confidence
  13. 13. Why?
  14. 14. GiversMatchers Takers
  15. 15. Poorest performers:GIVERS!
  16. 16. Highest performers:GIVERS!
  17. 17. W T actual F?
  18. 18. People watch for the giversand then openly back and support them
  19. 19. Open source == visible history of all youractivities in that community
  20. 20. Open source software community development.
  21. 21. Open source software community development
  22. 22. Open source softwarecommunity development
  23. 23. community development

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