Rouan is not a prolific open source contributor by any stretch of the imagination, but over the years he's learned how to contribute some useful bits and pieces. He'll tell you why he contributes to open source. He'll show you his first contributions and a few simple techniques for contributing to open source projects. Expect lots of code snippets. Along the way, he'll share some principles that he has learned. Maybe they'll help you as you try it out for yourself.