Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Can open source change the ratio?

Tracy Lee (This Dot)
1:45pm–2:00pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)

Open source is awesome. People think it is a daunting task, but once they start contributing, many are able to build their careers and get jobs based on the work they do in open source. Not only does open source help the developer community, but open source maintainers have the (often as of yet missed) opportunity to help increase diversity in tech.

Tracy Lee helps you think differently about how to change the ratio with open source. Open source maintainers can help junior developers and developers who may be changing careers—both of whom corporations may have turned away, citing “lack of experience”—by encouraging them to contribute and helping them prove their technology expertise (while at the same time helping your project along).

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Tracy Lee

This Dot

Tracy Lee is cofounder of This Dot Labs, an elite consultancy helping teams build frontend applications. A Google Developer Expert, an RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, Tracy is also host of the Modern Web podcast and organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop.