Contributing to Open Source

Laravel STL
Laravel STL
Public group


33 Worthington Access Dr · Maryland Heights, MO

How to find us

This is the Buildingstars building. The doors will be locked but someone will be there to open the doors until 6pm. After 6pm, you'll need to send a message in our Slack channel ( and someone will let you in. Or join us online:

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Laravel is a wonderful Open Source project, as are the literally thousands of packages that are available for this amazing framework. Today we are going to talk about how you can really support this Open Source community by contributing to this work in a variety of ways.

You can join us in person at 33 Worthington Access Dr, Maryland Heights MO 63043 or online at

5:30 : Welcome & Networking
6:00 : Contribute to Open Source - Kevin McKee
7:00 : Networking / Pair Programming

--- Welcome & Introductions ---

We will introduce the co-founders of the group, Kevin McKee and Patrick Stephan, and go over some housekeeping items. This will only take a few minutes.

--- Session - Kevin McKee ---

There are a lot of ways to contribute to Open Source. We will go over some of the easiest ways to contribute without writing code for the first half of the talk. In the second half, we will submit a PR to an open source project and walk through all the steps to do this successfully.

--- Networking / Pair Programming ---

After the talk is over, we can use this space for networking and / or pair programming with other developers.

We also have ping pong and darts if anyone is interested in hanging out and having some fun.

Also, don't forget to join our Slack channel ( so you can network and get help in between monthly meetups.