"Be a lurker and start small. Read a PR, try to understand what’s going on. Leave a thumbs up 👍 if you like it. This is a very easy way to get started. And build a habit out of that". -- schneems
How to Open Source: Learn the secrets of successful contributors
Recently, Richard published the book “How to Open Source: Learn the secrets of successful contributors". The missing handbook will guide you from making your first contribution to building a sustainable practice.
Listen to and watch our conversation with Richard Schneeman (@schneems) about the book, and how to go from coder to contributor.
say hello to our cat, bob!
what prevents developers from contributing to open source?
the bystander effect
not comfortable contributing to new repo
be a lurker: read a PR and leave a thumbs up
building tiny habits for Open Source
do you really want to contribute to open source?
If you contribute to Open Source, can you skip coding interviews?
do you need a CS degree to contribute to Open Source?
use a fake account or nickname on GitHub
what prevents people from contributing more?
how do you find time to contribute to open source?
how to do open source work as part of my job?
how do you find Open Source projects to contribute to?
how to build a culture of open source at work?
what is CodeTriage & how it works?
writing the book How to Open Source
tips for getting started with open source
workarounds vs fixing bugs upstream
can you get promoted by doing open source work?
open source work and becoming Principal Engineer
making mistakes in public
merging the wrong commit in Ruby on Rails
what if my Pull Request is rejected?
how to build a contribution practice