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Saturday 21 September 2019
Cambridge, UK

Falling down holes for beginners - Getting started in open source

Alex McAuliffe Alex McAuliffe

As engineers we often worry that we're imposters and our successes are freak accidents. Many of us don't feel we can contribute to open source as we feel we have nothing to provide to the wider community or that our skills aren't up to par.

I felt the same until I ended up being the maintainer of a project and falling down the rabbit hole, improving my skills in the process and learning a lot.

Using myself as an example I'll explain how I got involved, the mistakes that I made to help you avoid and some resources you can use to get you started.