Start contributing today! - An Introduction to Python Open Source Projects

Nov 16, 2021 Β· Berlin, Germany

Hi PyLadies Berlin people!
In our November online Meetup event we will explore the wide world of Python's open source projects and get you hooked to start contributing yourself πŸ₯³

Our amazing speakers will shed some light on this ubiquitous topic. First of all we want to answer the question, "What is open source?". You will hear about the benefits of contributing to open source projects, what problems and solutions it brings and ultimately how we relate to it.

What you will learn:
- What is Open Source?
- How can you contribute to open source projects?
- How to find the right open source project?
- The open source community
- Intellectual property in open source projects

We have two great talks covering all this and much more from two PyLadies of our Berlin network for you! πŸ™Œ

πŸ”Š Contributing to Open Source Projects
Contributing to open source projects can be a fulfilling and rewarding activity. Learning valuable skills, improving a library you depend on, and building a professional network are some of the benefits. However, if you haven’t contributed to open source projects before, getting started can feel scary and overwhelming. Luckily, there are many resources out there that help you with making contributions to open source projects and finding the right project for you. In this presentation Dr Maren Westermann will talk about how to get started with contributing to open source projects, the different ways of getting involved, and about finding a project that matches your interests.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Dr Maren Westermann studied biological sciences at the University of Giessen, Germany and pursued her PhD in environmental science at the University of Queensland, Australia. While doing her PhD studies she taught herself programming skills in R and Python making use of MOOCs and subsequently transitioned to the field of machine learning. In 2020 she became involved in the open source project scikit-learn and is a returning contributor.

πŸ”Š Open Source Behaviorism
Behaviorism is a term that I'm probably very wrongly appropriating from psychology. It's a systematic approach that tries to make sense of human and animal actions using tools from anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, biology and psychology. Open source is not only about how we define who can access the source code of a software, it engulfs a variety of subjects. In this talk I connect a few of these to explain what problems and solutions open source brings and ultimately how we relate to it. Hopefully you will come out of this short presentation with a better understanding of the ecosystem and how to nurture better and more successful open source communities.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Mariana is a developer driven by meaning and she finds a lot of significance and love in the idea behind open source and the internet. She hopes to be a positive impact and make the digital world accessible and comfortable for all.

πŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ 🦹 Non Coding Super Powers is our beloved quick series about everything else, but code, that we need to grown. This time we will hear from Liza about her "Love story in disguise" to academia.

How to participate?
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πŸ“† Agenda
19h00 Community Announcements
19h10 Non-Coding-Super-Power talk
19h20 10 Minutes Break
19h30 Contributing to Open Source Projects
19h50 Open Source Behaviorism
20h10 Q&A
20h20 See You Next Time! :D

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