Speakers: Michael Nelson

  • Michael Nelson: Five Unspoken Rules For Contributing To Open Source Software

    Michael Nelson: Five Unspoken Rules For Contributing To Open Source Software

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Michael Nelson

    November 28, 2017 — Contributing to open source software can be frustrating for developers accustomed to working in isolation. That’s because you’re no longer just dealing with software, but with people who have their own biases, emotions, and agendas.

    Some difficulties new contributors encounter include: not knowing when to contribute vs write companion software; not communicating meta information; disregard for etiquette; impatience regarding discussion; and ignorance of what makes contributions hard to accept for project maintainers.

    This presentation will help illuminate some of the unspoken rules of contributing to open source software that will help you be a better contributor.

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