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Tuesday, August 18 • 10:30am - 11:20am
How to Contribute to Large Open Source Projects - Arnaud Porterie, Docker & Jerome Petazzoni, Docker

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Contributing to a large open source project can seem daunting at first; but fear not! You too can join thousands of successful contributors. First, you don't have to be an expert in Golang, Python, or C, to contribute to Docker, OpenStack, or the Linux Kernel. Many projects also need help with documentation, translation, testing, triaging issues, and more. Very often, just going through bug reports to reproduce them and confirm "this also happens on my setup, with version XYZ" is extremely helpful.

If you decide to take the leap and propose a change (be it code or documentation), each open source project has different contribution guidelines and workflows.

In this talk, Arnaud and Jérôme will explain some of those workflows, how maintainers review your patches, and highlight the details that make your changes more likely to be merged into the project.

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Jerome Petazzoni

Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Docker Inc.
Jerome works at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. In another life he built clouds when EC2 was just the name of a plane, developed a GIS to deploy dark fiber through the French subway, managed commando deployments of large-scale video streaming systems in bandwidth-constrained environments such as conference centers, operated and scaled the dotCloud PAAS, and other feats of technical wizardry. When annoyed he threatens... Read More →
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Arnaud Porterie

Senior Engineering Manager, Docker

Tuesday August 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Willow B

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