Contributing to Open Source
Open Source thrives on community contributions in the form of event organization, marketing, communications, volunteering, and yes, even code. This helps the projects move forward and stay relevant.
Not everyone who works on open source projects is a coder or developer. Smaller tasks help people increase confidence and gain experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions. Code is very important, but so are all the other parts. Contributing back to Open Source helps folks to feel connected with their community. A more polished project leads to a better overall experience.
But how does one become a contributor? Together we’ll discuss what we can do as a community to help foster new contributors and keep the ones we already have.
AmyJune is a Support Admin and Community Ambassador for Kanopi Studios. She has been an active participant in the Drupal community for almost 3 years by contributing to projects and helping with documentation. She actively organizes the A11yTalks meet-up and is passionate about accessible information for all. Along with awareness, there is acceptance and action...
Other Gems and Oddities include but aren't limited to:
• She is the youngest of five sisters and has survived, proving she is either good at communicating or at talking herself out of deadly situations.
• She eats with her elbows on the table.
• She hates green beans, cantaloupe, and IPA.