Today open source is ubiquitous and comprises nearly 80–90 percent of the code in a “typical” application. Based on GitHub’s 2019 Octoverse, the average project is built on ~180 open source packages of dependencies.
There is a need to leverage open-source to stay competitive, and the benefit of open source is the ability for developers to contribute and work where they are. There is also a need for open-source sustainability with contributions technically and financially. Join me in this talk in learning some ways to empower folks to contribute with code and non-code contributions using tips from other open source projects on GitHub.
Brian Douglas is a Developer Advocate at GitHub where he works on increasing use of the GitHub’s platform specific features through technical content distributed on the internet. In addition to that, Brian has a passion for open source and loves mentoring new contributors.