Start contributing to OSS projects on your way

schedule Jun 14th 02:45 - 03:05 PM place Jupiter people 29 Interested

Through a story of my contribution to OSS projects, especially Appium, you can learn how you can start contributing to OSS world. I would also give some examples to start it.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • A story of my Appium contribution
    • When, Why(Motivation), What the contribution has been affected me
  • A “community” in OSS projects
  • What are good issues to start to contribute in Appium project including client libraries

Learning Outcome

  • Learning what can we contribute to OSS
  • Learning how to start to contribute OSS
  • Getting a motivation to contribute to OSS

Target Audience

Beginner for OSS contribution, Engineers who would like to contribute OSS projects

Prerequisites for Attendees

  • Not special, but it is better to have interested in joining OSS communities
schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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