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Becoming an awesome open source contributor - beginners mostly welcome


Christos Matskas​​


Christos Matskas is a software developer, blogger, speaker and all around geek. He currently works at Microsoft as an Azure Premier Field Engineer. Before joining Microsoft, he was a successful entrepreneur and had the chance to collaborate with companies such as MarkIT, Lockheed Martin and Barclays. He's been building software for over 12 years and he's a passionate Open Source advocate. He contributes regularly to numerous OSS projects and works closely with the community to make the developer space bigger and better.

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Have you always wished you could contribute to Open Source but didn't know where to start from? Perhaps you want to build something great and gain invaluable experience by working in open source? If so, this talk is for you.

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Have you always wished you could contribute to Open Source but didn't know where to start from? Perhaps you want to build something great and gain invaluable experience by working in open source? Or you just want to join the open source movement because, well, OSS is the future? Just look at all the cool tech built with OSS: Node.js, Bootstrap, ASP.NET etc. Join Christos Matskas to learn about the many ways to contribute, the development tools necessary and what it takes to become a successful first-time contributor and collaborator in this welcoming and open community.