Yes, you can contribute to open source even if you do not code



Many people want to make a difference but believe that they need to be a coder or a developer to make a difference in open source projects and communities.    However, there are many roles in open source that need someone who supports and believes in collaborative development to create change.    I will cover some of these areas and show how you can get involved, make a difference and create an impact.   My own personal story is one where I have worked in commercial company creating an open source based product; I have done open source marketing and advocacy for the Yocto project and now am the open source strategy person for my company.  These roles have allowed me to increase open source understanding and engagement forward in a positive way without coding.   This is aimed at encouraging people new to enter open source and to find their own ways of contributing.

Room 106
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 13:30 to 14:30