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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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Jérôme Petazzoni

Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Tiny Shell Script LLC
Jérôme was part of the team that built, scaled, and operated the dotCloud PAAS, before that company became Docker. He worked seven years at the container startup, where he wore countless hats and ran containers in production before it was cool. He loves to share what he knows, which... Read More →
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Arnaud Porterie

Senior Engineering Manager, Docker

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

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