Workshop: The Squishy Side of Open Source

Sep 6, 2017 · Portland, United States of America

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

Contributing to open source for the first time can be scary and a little overwhelming. In addition to the technical skills required, the social dynamics of contributing to a library and participating in a code review can seem strange.

In this workshop, experience open source maintainer Scott Hanselmann will talk about the work and details that go into maintaining an open source community, tell real stories from his experiences and go over what to expect when contributing to open source and how to navigate it.

Key Takeaways: 

- Understanding the work that open source maintainers do, and how to show respect for them.
- Understanding Codes of Conduct and Style Guides for OSS repos and how to abide by them.
- Tips for communicating clearly, and dealing with uncomfortable or hostile communication.


5:30-6:00 - Doors open 
6:00-7:45 - Workshop and Q&A  
7:45-8:00 - Pack up and Clean up

Who Should Attend? 

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

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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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