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Monday, June 29 • 3:45pm - 4:10pm
A Path Towards Open Source Contributions - Brian Douglas, GitHub

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Today Open Source is ubiquitous and comprises nearly 80% – 90% 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.

Knowing the clear need for open source to support projects in the community, where do we start?

Join me in this talk on how I leveraged my employee resource groups to engage existing underserved developer communities with direct mentorship —focused on growing meaningful contributions.

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Brian Douglas

Developer Advocate, GitHub
Brian Douglas is a Developer Advocate at GitHub where he works on the 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 through... Read More →


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