Opening Open Source: Making Your Project Friendly to Everyone

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Many open source projects run into the question: how do we get more people involved? How do we grow our contributors? How do we make our community more diverse?

Description

Many open source projects run into the question: how do we get more people involved? How do we grow our contributors? How do we make our community more diverse?

In this talk (with time for discussion), we’ll discuss ways open source projects can make themselves accessible to new contributors to expand their community, grow their project, and make more happy code.

Speaking experience

BarCamp Philly 2011 (http://s.barcampphilly.org/presentations/633), Ignite Philly 9 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBoS-svKdgs).

Speaker

  • Biography

    Pam Selle is a developer and all-around nerd who’s passionate about doing awesome things and doing them well. She is on the team behind WhoPaid (whopaidapp.org) and is passionate about getting people involved in open source and making everything better for everyone. You can find her online at thewebivore.com and @pamasaur.