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Start hacking already

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my first year as a contributor in open source projects.. why do I like it so much, and why should you become one?

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Start hacking already

  1. 1. Start hacking already!
  2. 2. /whoami ● Bert Desmet ● Belgium ● 21 years old ● Student electronics-IT in Ghent (college) ● President CFK ● Student board ● Fedora ● Ambassador ● Spins wrangler And oh! I love beer and chocolate ;-)
  3. 3. about ● How does a community work? ● Why would I? ● How can I do it?
  4. 4. Open source?
  5. 5. Open source...
  6. 6. How does a community work?
  7. 7. Things a project needs.. ● A project ● Software? ● Hardware? ● People ● Developers ● Marketeers ● Designers ● ... ● ...
  8. 8. And a community looks like...? Contributors (5%) Participants (15%) PARTICIPATE SHARE Consumers (80%) SEEK
  9. 9. So, why join? Future User Pool in flu en e c User Pool
  10. 10. and... ● Networking! ● Learn cool things! ● Think about your future! ● Respect ;-)
  11. 11. I'm a hacker.. ● I will write code for awesome projects ● I learn new techniques ● I am not the smartest guy around.. ● I get things :-)
  12. 12. I get things...
  13. 13. I'm an ambassador ● I give (sucky) presentations ● I man booths ● I support other users ● I get to places
  14. 14. I get to places
  15. 15. I am not a designer ● But you can be one! ● But I once made something too :-)
  16. 16. What things? ● Whatever you want! ● As long as you believe in it!
  17. 17. so.... ● http://join.fedoraproject.org ● http://join.sugarlabs.org ● http://maemo.org/community/contribute/ ● http://www.gnome.org/community/ ● ...
  18. 18. Questions? E-mail: bert@bdesmet.be Twitter: @biertie identi.ca: @bdesmet Web: http://bdesmet.be

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