One year ago, a bug fix was my first dip in the pond of Open Source contribution. From there, I've started my adventure as a nomad within the Apache Open Source world. I've participated in the graph database Apache Jena, prototyped a high available documentation approach for Adoptium with AsciDoctor and added bug fixes to their API-backend. Now I try participating on a monthly basis because small, a steady change can make a huge difference!
In this talk, I try to give you a staring point for your OSS work. I also try to give feedback to the on-boarding process. I hope to motivate you to participate and change!
What have learned so far? Where can you start tomorrow? What took me so long to start contributing, while using OSS for over 10 years? And what can we do to lower the barrier?