Best Practices for an Effective Open Source Contribution
03-14, 10:35–11:05 (Europe/Berlin), Online Stage

When you struggle through your first contribution, there's an excitement that comes from a "greener than grass" Github contribution graph. It is easy to get carried away trying to meet your target number of contributions that you fail to focus enough on quality. How often should you contribute to open source? Frequently. However, you should prioritize making valuable contributions.
During this session, we'll discuss Quality Over Quantity. You’d learn;
- How to create a strategic approach for your contributions
- What to watch out for and consider while contributing.
- Tips for maintaining the quality of your contributions.
- Quality and quantity: striking a balance

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Ruth Ikegah is an Open-source Advocate, Technical Writer, GitHub Star, and Public Speaker. She is sparked about onboarding beginners into the tech system, especially the open-source space. She currently serves as the Community Lead for CHAOSS Africa. Asides from being actively involved in tech, she is a social volunteer and a voluntary blood donor. Ruth loves making new friends over a slice of cake.