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Making Your First Open-Source Contribution


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A lightning talk aiming to make the path a bit clearer for open-source enthusiasts who would like to make their first contribution but are not sure where to start, using my first patch as an example.


Presented at Irish Hackerspace Week in August 2011.
Presented at Ireland Girl Geek Dinners in January 2013.
Presented at theDoctConf in June 2013.

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Making Your First Open-Source Contribution

  1. 1. Making Your FirstOpen-Source Contribution Julie Pichon
  2. 2. From 0 to 1
  3. 3. Everyonecan contribute
  4. 4. Where to start?
  5. 5. «OpenHatch is an open source community aiming to helpnewcomers find their way into free software projects.»
  6. 6. Contributor guidelines
  7. 7. Read Findthe contributor guidelines the bug Use Fixthe bug tracker it! Build Submit the software your patch
  8. 8. Bug tracker
  9. 9. Build
  10. 10. Find and fix
  11. 11. Submit
  12. 12. Wait
  13. 13. Never enough people Never enough time
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Questions?