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Monday, October 12 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Open Source Rockstar Program

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Open sourcing a project is step one in making an impact in the community. Follow it with an end-to-end program that highlights the value of your OS project so you can increase followers and contributors, which adds even more value to your solution. Learn about the “Open Source Rockstar” program, a holistic plan to connect with peers, increase contribution and “own” your piece of the OS community.

5 min - Intros
Open Source Demystified 
  • 5 min - Demystifying Open Source, a detailed view of various ways to contribute to the community that are not necessarily code: 
    • Do you like planning events?
    • Do you like to design?
    • Do you like to write?
    • Do you like organizing?
    • Do you like helping people?
    • Do you like helping others code?
    • You don’t just have to work on software projects!

  • 20 min- Design thinking immersion using D4D[2], (Design for Delight) methodology: Working in small teams of 2-3, tackle an opportunity with an “open source” mindset. Teams will be given a scenario to solve based on what they’ve learned so far. 
    • What problem do you want to solve or what problem did you solve? Why is this important?
    • “Solutionstorming”: Brainstorm potential solutions and research what you can leverage or extend in open source. How will you solve the problem?
    • Draft your problem and solution statement.
Open Source Evangelism 
  1. 15 min - Create an evangelism plan. Using a plan template, participants will set up a plan with best practices on how to get the OS community to check out and contribute to your open source project. Participants will use the following document to find users for their project: “F n F”, Find and Follow [3].
  2. 5 min - Establish a code of conduct [4] for your  community project .
  3. 10 min - Set yourself up to be an open source influencer:
  1. Ensure that the code in your open source project is robust. This includes ensuring that your code employs quality best practices by using tools for linting, security scanning, license vetting,etc.
    Use available and free resources to create your project’s logo and establish your brand.
    Create your “inner circle” within open source, such as establishing your trusted committers and support model.
    Create a targeted communications plan - blogging, tweeting, presenting at meetups, etc.
Participants will take away the following:
  • Foundational knowledge in establishing robust open source projects.
  • The variety of contributions that are a great way to get involved with a project and meet other community members. 
  • A well-thought-out open source project idea and ways to promote it.

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Aliza Carpio

Principal Tech Evangelist, Intuit
Aliza Carpio is Technology Evangelist at Intuit. In her role, she focuses on initiatives that create an awesome tech culture for engineers, which leads to building Intuit's tech brand. A true "multipotentialite" at heart, she is an inventor with several filed patents, an Innovation... Read More →
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Rocio Montes

Staff Software Engineer, Intuit
Rocio Montes is a Staff Software Engineer at Intuit, She leads Open Source and Open Contribution initiatives at Intuit. She also has a secondary role where she leads the tech assessment effort to identify rockstar software engineer co-ops (six month interns) at RIT, Rochester Institute... Read More →

Monday October 12, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT