You, Too, Can Contribute to Open Source!

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B301


Are you curious about contributing to Open Source but don't know where to start? Learn how we became Open Source contributors, most recently with Outreach Program internships with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and Mozilla. Come learn how you can get started too.


We will share our widely varied and very positive experiences becoming Open Source contributors with the Ascend Project and Outreachy (formerly GNOME Outreach Program for Women). We will talk about the many ways you can contribute to open source (there’s more than just code!), how our Outreach Program internships and the Ascend Project differ from more conventional education, pointers to helpful learning resources, and how to find beginner-friendly projects and even paid internships.


beginner, Internships, training, community, Outreachy, Ascend Project, OPW

Speaking experience

We have spoken at the Ascend Project, broadcast on Air Mozilla: