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Why people don’t contribute to your open source project

A session at O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)

Wednesday 10th May, 2017

1:45pm to 2:25pm (CST)

Open source maintainers and users aren’t always sure how best to make their projects successful. Mike McQuaid explains how to encourage and increase participation in your open source project. Never worked on open source before? Join in to learn how to work your way up to becoming a maintainer.

Using Homebrew as a case study, Mike covers how users generally progress from filing bad issues to filing good issues to making simple contributions to making complex contributions to maintaining an open source project. If you run an open source project of any size, you’ll gain insight into how to recruit new contributors. You’ll also learn how to more helpfully contribute to open source.

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Mike McQuaid

GitHub engineer, Homebrew maintainer

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Time 1:45pm2:25pm CST

Date Wed 10th May 2017

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