Code more : Getting started with Open Source

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Interested to know what it takes to get started in Open Source? Want to know what local projects and communities you can get involved with?

In this cross community event we will cover what Open Source means, why you should contribute to Open Source projects, the tools to get started and have a selection of local projects/ contributors pitch the projects they contribute to and why you should join them :)

Open Source is not only a great way to code on larger projects with a community of developers, but also it will help you become a better developer, build up a work history on GitHub and connection to the wider community.

“The gender imbalance in open source remains profound: 95% of respondents are men; just 3% are women and 1% are non-binary.” http://opensourcesurvey.org

This cross community event is aimed at engaging more women in Open Source projects by connecting them to safe and diverse projects.

If you contribute to a project or know one you would like highlighted in this event either as a presentation or as part of a repository of projects please fill in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/NLWenpUCton3kTjo2

• Audience level:
All

• Communities
Women Tech Makers
Women Who Code
PyLadies
PyData
Open Source Diversity

• Speakers
Hong Phuc Dang (FOSSASIA)
Camila Ayres & Jan-Christoph Borchardt, (Open Source Diversity https://opensourcediversity.org)

• Projects

Gradle,
Nextcloud,
Drip,
Vapor,
Mozilla,
RGSoC,
Scikit-learn,
Pygame.

•Schedule:
Doors open from 18:45
19:00 Welcome from communities, sponsor and host
19:25 Why to contribute to open source - Hong Phuc Dang
19:30 Getting into Open Source - Camila Ayres & Jan-Christoph Borchardt
19:45 Break
20:00 - 21:00 Project pitches
21:00 - 22:00 Open session for participants to speak with projects, ask questions and get started.

• Event Host
"With empathy, transparency and a bit of magic, we are building products beyond the scope of the traditional Volkswagen core business in order to create a new digital ecosystem for the group's brands.

The Volkswagen Digital:Lab philosophy resembles a new kind of cooperation. We strongly believe in low-hierarchy and equality-based culture."

Join their team: https://karriere.volkswagen.de/sap/bc/bsp/sap/zvw_hcmx_ui_ext/?filterId=8EE9983996021EE8B2E493F412B414E3

• Event Sponsor
"Twyla is developing the next generation of conversational technologies. We build our product with the aim of delivering a conversation design and authoring experience that puts natural conversation front and center. This enables conversation designers to build effective and efficient chatbots to assist where required, be it complex enterprise level customer support or simple small talk as a pet project.

We ❤️ Open Source Software and the communities around it. "

Join their team:
https://www.twylahelps.com/job/software-engineer

• Miscellaneous
Drinks & snacks will be available.

• Photography / video consent
We will take photos and videos during the event to use for documentation and in social media such as here in Photo albums, Facebook, Twitter, etc. By coming to the meetup, you willingly give consent to take photos and videos of you. If you do not want to give your consent, please let us know at check-in.