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Wednesday, June 2 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Take the Leap into Open Source Projects - Tim Lai, SmartBear Software

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Regardless of experience or expertise, many developers seem intimidated or hesitant to start working on open source projects. You might be a first-time contributor to open source, or a first-time contributor to a larger project, or perhaps you are a first-time maintainer or community manager. Remote work and asynchronous communication don’t make this any easier. However, the steps you take to be a successful open source contributor is much like onboarding to a new job. Tim Lai, software engineer at SmartBear and maintainer of open source projects, SwaggerUI, SwaggerEditor, and SwaggerClient, discusses specific strategies that have proven successful to 1) alleviate developer angst, 2) produce meaningful pull requests that match your expertise, and 3) create a roadmap to becoming a frequent open source contributor.

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  • Wednesday, June 2 from 14:20 - 14:40 PDT / 23:20 - 23:40 CEST
  • Thursday, June 3 from 11:00 - 11:20 PDT /  20:00 - 20:20 CEST

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Tim Lai

Software Engineer, SmartBear Software
Tim Lai is a software engineer and maintainer of SmartBear open source projects, SwaggerUI, SwaggerEditor, and SwaggerClient. Previously, he was VP of Engineering for NotaryCam, the successful startup for online notary service in 50 states and 145 countries, and was lead developer... Read More →

Wednesday June 2, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT