Easy Ways to Get Started in Open Source
Noirin Plunkett will give a talk at YAPC::Europe 2012 described as
You might not feel like it yet, but if you're considering this talk, you have what it takes to make it in open source!
If you just want to help and don't know where to start, we'll talk about how to find a project, and all the prerequisites. It's easy to think you don't have anything to offer--but you're wrong!
If you've found a project and don't know how to start contributing, this talk will give you tips on getting in the door, finding things you can help with, and learning how to work with the existing contributors.
And, if you already have a project, you'll still learn a lot from this talk--how to attract new contributors, and how to keep them once they've shown an interest!
With years of experience in community development, and as editor of the popular Open Advice book, Noirin knows what it takes to get involved from both sides. Come and learn from her experience, and avoid her mistakes!