No-Code OSS Contributions

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Cecelia Martinez

Developer Advocate, Ionic

⭐️ GitHub Stars Program

🏳️‍🌈 Out in Tech Atlanta Chapter Head

👩🏽‍💻 WWC Front End Volunteer

🟩 OSS DevTools Enthusiast

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Benefits of OSS Contributions

  • Experience with real-world codebases
  • Public portfolio of your work
  • Collaborate with a community
  • Gain feedback from maintainers
  • Improve OSS ecosystem

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Hurdles to Code Contributions

  • Lack of documentation
  • Developer environment setup
  • Limited experience
  • Complex CI, testing, build, or deployment issues

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What are we building with OSS projects?

Software

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Contributions can occur anywhere along the Software Development Life Cycle

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Software Development Life Cycle

Code

Maintain

Deploy

Test

Analyze

Design

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Software Development Life Cycle

Analyze

  • Feature Requests
  • Triage GitHub Issues
  • Voting and Discussion

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Software Development Life Cycle

Design

  • User Interfaces
  • UX Workflow Diagrams
  • Component Design
  • Design Systems

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Software Development Life Cycle

Test

  • Manual Q&A
  • Generating Test Code
  • Test Case Management

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Software Development Life Cycle

Mantain

  • User Documentation
  • Reproducible bug reports
  • Dependency management
  • PR reviews
  • Translations/i18n
  • A11y audits

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What are we building with OSS projects?

Community

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OSS Community Contributions

Community

  • Contributor Documentation
  • Forum Support
  • Examples & Resources
  • Advocacy

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As a maintainer, the more diverse the contribution types you enable, the more diverse your contributors.

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Contributor Enablement

  • Be descriptive and intentional about contribution types welcome
  • Leverage built-in resources like Contributing Guide & Templates

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  • Continually solicit and address feedback from contributors
  • Foster a community platform

Contributor Enablement

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Contributor Empowerment

  • Make contributors feel confident
  • Encourage contributions of all types
  • Provide a welcoming, inclusive environment
    • clear Code of Conduct
    • well-documented processes
    • constructive feedback

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More contributions

More contributors

A more diverse and inclusive contributor community

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Resources

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No-Code OSS Contributions

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No-Code OSS Contributions

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