Unlocked : Growing Your Skills Through Open Source Development And Civic Hacking

Track: Practices and other tech
As a developer, we want to increase our knowledge of the development world around us so that we can help grow our careers or help the world. Many folks can grow their career through reading blogs, books, following tutorials or watching videos. But some of us need a project or community to help us attain our career growth. Where can we find these projects or the community? In this discussion, we will show you 2 paths that you can take advantage of, so that you can give to the community and grow your career. The first path that we will discuss is how to contribute to an open-source project. This includes the who, what, and how of open source and the places where you can contribute to an open source. Spoilers: Anyone can contribute, and you need not be a coder to contribute. The second path we'll discuss is Civic Hacking. We will define what it is, where to get involved and cover its basic tenets: - Do what you can? - Where you can? - With what you've got?
Nerando Johnson
Current Atlanta freeCodeCamp Organizer || Level 1.75 Developer || Fullstack Developer || Role => DevOps Engineer
Glenn Renfro
As a VMware engineer, Glenn Renfro is a core committer for Spring Cloud Task, Spring Batch, and Spring Cloud Data Flow. He has 15 years of experience in designing, building, and delivering enterprise-level applications in Java and 21 years total of software development experience.