Falling down holes for beginners: Getting started in open source

Submitted by Alex McAuliffe

Talk Abstract:

Most of us don't feel we can contribute to open source as we feel we have nothing to provide to the wider community. I felt the same until I ended up being the maintainer of a project and falling down the rabbit hole, improving my skills in the process and learning a lot.

Using myself as an example I'll explain how I got involved, the mistakes that I made to help you avoid and some resources you can use to get you started.