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Finding a Niche in Open Source Contributions: An Unexpected Journey

Description:

Not everyone who works on open source projects is a Senior Developer or even a coder. Code is very important and so are all the other parts. A more polished Drupal leads to a better overall experience.

How did my previous life experiences as a Volkswagen mechanic, mother, hospice nurse, and Sunday school teacher prepare me for my role in Drupal?  Through this presentation, I’ll weave my previous life experiences into my journey in Drupal working in code, documentation, mentoring, event organizing, and my work with the Drupal Community Working Group Community Health team.

Learn how the secret to giving back to open source can be in our triumphs as well as our failures. Self-compassion and optimism allow us to take risks which lead to confidence and experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions. 

Discussion points:

Non-code contributions including documentation, mentoring, event organizing, marketing...

 

Details:

Track:

Business & Case Studies

Level:

Beginner

Proposed by:

AmyJune Hineline / volkswagenchick

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