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Thursday, May 12 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
How Mentoring Can Help You Start Contributing to Open Source - Luciano Resende, IBM

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As adoption of Open Source code and development practices continues to gain momentum, more newcomers have become interested in getting involved and contributing to Open Source. However, it's usually not easy for newcomers to start contributing to open source projects. This session will discuss how community mentors can ease the way for newcomers to get started with open source, and will provide an overview of existing mentoring programs such as Google Summer of Code that can help you get paired with community mentors and start contributing to open source right away.

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Luciano Resende

Architect, Spark Technology Center, IBM
Luciano Resende is an Architect in IBM Analytics. He has been contributing to open source at The ASF for over 10 years, he is a member of ASF and is currently contributing to various big data related Apache projects including Spark, Zeppelin, Bahir. Luciano is the project chair for... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Plaza C