Workshop: Intro to Contributing to Open Source

Aug 23, 2017 · Portland, United States of America

This workshop is the third in our four part "Beginner's Guide to Open Source" series. 

Have you ever asked the question: "How do I contribute to Open Sourced Software (OSS) and projects?" This event is for you. In this workshop, we’ll provide a guide to what OSS is, allow users to submit more detailed code PRs to a safe OSS repo created by Women Who Code, go through a code review process and have a guide to choosing OSS libraries.

Women Who Code has created a simple repo full of possible data projects that participants will make pull requests into. We may ask participants to complete their coding projects ahead of time, to give us more time to focus on the act of PR merging, changing your PR and going through code reviews.

Key Takeaways:

- How to find OSS and projects to contribute to and where to go first 
- How to contribute to those projects 
- Build your coding skills by working on OSS projects 
- Best practices for contributing to OSS


5:00-5:30 - Doors open
5:30-7:45 - Introduction to Open Source  
7:45-8:00 - Pack up + Clean up


- Basic command line knowledge (know how to move directories and create files)
- Basic git knowledge (know how to create branches, pull and push)
- A GitHub account

Who Should Attend? 

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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  • Women Who Code Portland

    Mission: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology.  Our Events: - Monthly Networking Nights - Study Nights (JavaScript, React, DevOps, Design + Product, Algorithms) - Technical Workshops - Community Events (Hidden Figures screening, Women Who Strength Train, Happy Hours, etc.) - Free or discounted tickets to conferences Join the WWCode Portland community on:...

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