Training developers on how to contribute to free software projects

Moderated by: Adolfo R. Brandes
Location: E147 Level: Novice

Contributing to free software projects requires persistence, humility, and above all, good communication skills. Upstream University will lead a discussion on how to teach these to aspiring contributors: can it be done? If so, how?

Upstream University, with the backing of luminaries such as Richard Stallman and Bradley Kuhn, offers a training program aimed at helping
professional developers contribute successfully to free software projects. Each student is guided by a mentor who is experienced in upstream contribution, and any code produced during training is done so under the technical authority of the lead of the project.


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