Create your first Pull Request and contribute to Open Source Project



As an "alien" to open source and coding, I found it very hard to start.


As an “alien” to open source and coding, I found it very hard to start. There are some resources online that were aimed at beginners, but even those started at too high of a level. In this talk, I will take a tech noob and walk you through everything you need to know about open source, and how to contribute your first pull request to this amazing movement and community!

I will also touch on how to create an inclusive environment on your open source project for beginners, as a open source project/community manager. A seasoned contributor or manager would learn a lot about how to make sure they are supportive of noobs, and have an inclusive and encouraging environment for them to flourish and contribute.

Speaking experience

I've spoken at meetups, in webinars and at trainings.


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    Alexandra Bowen is a Community and Developer Relations Manager for DreamFactory Software. She has mostly worked as a Community Manager for Tech companies and startups. #Community & #DevRel @dfsoftwareinc #OpenSource #APIEvangelist #IoT Company’s relationships with its users are its only lasting source of value.