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How contributing to Open-source made me a better DevOps

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How participating in Open-source made me a better DevOps
And that actually started not just as a professional system engineer, but much earlier as a normal end-user also as a power user.

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How contributing to Open-source made me a better DevOps

  1. 1. How contributing to Open-source made me a better DevOps Ahmed AbouZaid @aabouzaid
  2. 2. About Ahmed AbouZaid A passionate DevOps Engineer, author and Free/Open source geek who loves the community. Automation, data, and metrics are my preferred areas. I have a built-in monitoring chip, and too lazy to do anything manually :D Blog | Github | Twitter
  3. 3. Overview ● What and why Open-source? ● Contributions from end-user to DevOps. ● How contributing makes you better? ● I did it, you can do it too! ● Where to start? ● Questions.
  4. 4. What and why Open-source? ● Freedom. ● Efficiency. ● Quality. ● Security. ● Flexibility. ● Independency. ● And much more!
  5. 5. Contributing from end-user to DevOps ● As an end-user. ● As a power-user. ● As a profissional.
  6. 6. How contributing makes you better? ● Giving something back to Open-source. ● Better understanding of the big picture. ● Dealing with different styles smoothly. ● Bring open-source way to your daily work. ● Try new cool stuff outside your job.
  7. 7. I did it, you can do it too! ● Select a related project. ● Understand the project … technically! ● It’s not all about tech! Non-tech is important too! ● Start with low-hanging-fruits! ● Go deeper. ● Keep on!
  8. 8. Where to start? ● https://opensource.guide/how-to-contribute ● http://up-for-grabs.net ● https://www.firsttimersonly.com ● https://www.joshmatthews.net/bugsahoy
  9. 9. With great contributions comes great responsibility ❝ ❞
  10. 10. Questions? Thanks :-)

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