It’s possible for an old dog to learn new tricks. You can also teach a proprietary developer how to learn and love open source.
Transitioning to an open source development environment can be daunting. There are challenges like understanding the open source culture and learning new tools and a new way of collaborating. However, the move is much easier than it looks. Petra Sargent shares best practices for navigating the challenges and embracing the culture shift.
Petra Sargent is a technical writer for the Developers Tools Group at Red Hat. Petra is passionate about creating quality technical documentation. She has over 17 years’ experience in proprietary software development. Petra became involved in the OpenStack community through Outreachy, has attended two OpenStack summits, and cochaired the Getting Started track for the summit in Barcelona. She has also spoken at All Things Open.
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