Open Source Mentor-ship

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Contributing to an open source project goes beyond coding. A programmer has to adapt the processes, tools and culture of the project. This adaption can prove to be a challenge and makes a number of people shy off from contributing. Having someone to hold your hand makes the adaption very smooth!

Description

This talk is about the need and importance of mentorship in open source projects. I will my experience being mentored in an open source project to explain how this guidance will get more people contributing, and embracing the open source culture. The talk will also bring out the challenges an open source newbie faces and how mentor-ship addresses these challenges.

Speaking experience

Starting out speaking at tech conferences.

Speaker