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Wednesday, July 1 • 11:15am - 11:40am
Keep Your Project Healthy: Grow Your Contributors - Kendall Nelson, The OpenStack Foundation & Guinevere Saenger, GitHub

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Open Source is a difficult concept to teach people because there isn’t anything in life that is truly ‘free’. Even more difficult than explaining what open source is in the first place, is teaching ways to openly collaborate and work together with people from other companies and places in the world.

When you consider that some open source projects literally span the globe, and are worked on by thousands of contributors, this job gets even more difficult. In this talk, you will hear about the best practices Guinevere and Kendall have discovered through their work on the Kubernetes New Contributor Workshop and the OpenStack Upstream Institute trainings that teach attendees how to contribute to these projects. The struggles they have faced and overcome are applicable to all open source projects developing training on getting new contributors started.

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Kendall Nelson

Upstream Developer Advocate, OpenStack Foundation
Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the OpenStack Foundation based in Seattle, WA. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on Cinder and since then been involved in Release Management, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact... Read More →
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Guinevere Saenger

Software Engineer, GitHub
Guinevere Saenger was a part of Ada Developers Academy Cohort 6, transitioning into tech from being a full-time professional pianist. Two years after graduating, Guinevere writes deployment automation tooling on the Moda platform at GitHub, and keeps GitHub’s Kubernetes infrastructure... Read More →

Wednesday July 1, 2020 11:15am - 11:40am CDT
Community Leadership Theater