OSCON Contribute is a hacking event focused on welcoming new open source contributors to free and open source (FOSS) projects of all sizes. The core of the event highlights eight FOSS projects across two rooms bustling with energy. Contribute is open to all attendees with a badge, including Expo Plus pass holders.
Our goals for this event are threefold:
In addition to the featured projects, we encourage new and existing FOSS projects to use the space to work on code and issues, introduce new contributors, and share ideas and knowledge.
We’ll have a multitude of mentors and technology experts on hand to help contributors new to FOSS or existing contributors wishing to advance their skills. Existing contributors are welcome and encouraged to take mentorship roles.
Contribute is a safe and welcoming environment for new and experienced contributors alike.
Nadia Eghbal works on community programs at GitHub, where she is building sustainability initiatives. Nadia explores how we can better support open source infrastructure, highlighting current gaps in funding and knowledge. She recently published Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure with support from the Ford Foundation. Nadia is based in San Francisco.
Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. He is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience, and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humor has delighted audiences worldwide. Paul was awarded the 2013 O’Reilly Open Source award and the 2010 White Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source community. As a freedom-loving scientist, Paul’s goal is to learn everything he can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free. (Photograph by Joshua Button)
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