Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 1 & 2, 2016session

How to Contribute Back to Open Source

My lessons learned on contributing to Open Source on a daily basis and how can you make this your habit too.

About This Session

I am often asked how to contribute to Open Source. We all use it, benefit from it and we the value added, and at some point we start to feel bad of being just consumers. "Maybe I should help out? What if I fixed these 2 bugs I hit everyday?", some of us think. In this talk I'm going to talk about what I learned about dynamics of open source projects and how you can make contributing back to them your daily habit. Open source often has high quality bar and some of us are hesitant to publicly making mistakes during learning curve, but I found that it's the best way to learn as an engineer. After this talk I hope you'll see how leaving your mark in your favorite tools can be useful and fulfilling.


The Speaker(s)

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Wojciech Koszek

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Wojciech Koszek is a software engineer at Twin Prime and a long-term Open Source contributor