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Non-Technical Open Source: Did You Know You Can Too?

Submitted by Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) on Sunday, 25 February 2018

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Abstract

Open source is a great way to enhance your career in tech, but there are misconceptions. Often, open source contributors are regarded as technical gods, but what makes projects successful are also the non-technical contributions. Learn how I joined the RxJS core team through docs contributions and how you can play to your strengths. Understand what it takes to contribute to open source.

Topics covered
- Misconceptions about open source - How RxJS docs started - How I gathered community - What worked really well & what didn’t - How I played to my strengths - What it takes to maintain - How you can begin contributing

Outline

Open source is a great way to enhance your career in tech, but there are misconceptions. Often, open source contributors are regarded as technical gods, but what makes projects successful are also the non-technical contributions. Learn how I joined the RxJS core team through docs contributions and how you can play to your strengths. Understand what it takes to contribute to open source.

Topics covered
- Misconceptions about open source - How RxJS docs started - How I gathered community - What worked really well & what didn’t - How I played to my strengths - What it takes to maintain - How you can begin contributing

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Speaker bio

Tracy is a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers Lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. She is host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop. She is also Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, an elite consultancy helping teams build front end applications. You can find her on Twitter @ladyleet or at http://thisdot.co/labs.

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