how to be a part of AN open source community

Maybe  you'll even get to hang out with me!



(I work for Mozilla)

Everyone loves Open Source!

A QUick Review


We all use open source tools!

solr

blacklight

reveal

firefox

fedora

ubuntu

mysql

hadoop

and more!

there are lots of benefits to Contributing to open source communities

(in case you were wondering...)

Conferences!

Learn New Stuff!

Mentorship!

Street Cred!

Improve code!

Have Fun!

Interact with exciting other people!


I encourage you all to contribute to Mozilla because that is my job





but!


You can contribute to lots of open source projects in lots of different ways...



you don't have to be a "coder"

 I am not going to talk about all the ways to get involved because this is a lightning talk...


(if you are part of an open source community, please raise your hand now or say hi on IRC, or transmit some sort of telepathic message!)

"working together is success!"

-from Jono Bacon, The Art of Community, p. 36

http://www.whatcanidoformozilla.org

One of us, one of us! We accept you!


You can do all sorts of things!

documenting!

archiving!

coding!

teaching!

Evangelizing!

spreading the word!

Localizing!

Mentoring!

Designing and UX-ing!


You want to share Your open source expertise with your users!

you're totally in it for the win!

Here are some things you can do!


Teach the web!

Demonstrate the value of open source to your community!

Bring open source to your campus!

Mentor new community members, IRL and URL!

Default open your tools!

Join a user group or club! 

Take or teach classes!

Learn about open badging and use it!

Resist proprietary software on your institution's computers!



in short:

Get in Touch!


Say hi!


Jennie Rose Halperin

IRC: jennierose

jennie.halperin@gmail.com

@little_wow

http://www.jennierosehalperin.me

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