Finding your tribe - choosing open source communities

C2 | Tue 22 Jan | 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m.


Presented by

  • Cintia Del Rio
    https://cintia.me/blog

    Cintia is a DevOps engineer. Originally a Java Developer, she learnt how to Ops and never looked back. She worked for Atlassian, Tyro and a couple other companies. She's now working at Lorica Health. On her free time, she is a volunteer on OpenMRS infrastructure team, maintaining community related services up and running.

Abstract

You've fallen in love with open source and now you want to volunteer some of your time for a nice project! You've read several guides on how to raise good tickets, how to make good questions, and you feel ready to learn more. But when you attempt to dip your toe in the water and create a pull request, you are bitten but some rather nasty comments which make you question your ability to code. Or maybe you never tried to join a community because you've seen how aggressive they can be. You've heard about bullying and harassment that can happen. In this talk, I'm going to talk about tips and tricks on how to find an open source project that's worth your time and doesn't cost your mental health.