When contributing seems scary

A presentation at EmberConf 2020 by Anne-Greeth van Herwijnen

When contributing seems scary

When contributing seems scary

My University

My University

Nedap - company I'm currently working

Nedap - company I'm currently working

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer

Use a lot of Coffeescript in server sided rendering

Use a lot of Coffeescript in server sided rendering

and Vue

and Vue

First time contributing at EmberConf 2018

First time contributing at EmberConf 2018

FOSDEM 2019

FOSDEM 2019

FOSDEM 2019

FOSDEM 2019

First Ember PR

First Ember PR

First Ember PR

First Ember PR

First Ember PR

First Ember PR

First Ember PR ended up in EmberMap screencast

First Ember PR ended up in EmberMap screencast

First Ember PR

First Ember PR

All my Ember PR since the first one

All my Ember PR since the first one

Some of the added Zoey and Tomsters

Some of the added Zoey and Tomsters

EmberFest 2019

EmberFest 2019

Lightningtalk at Emberconf

Lightningtalk at Emberconf

Contributing

Contributing

Contributing

Contributing

Contributing

Contributing

All contributors spec

All contributors spec

Motivation

Motivation

Social Norms

Social Norms

Community

Community

Motivation

Motivation

Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation

Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation

Social Norms

Social Norms

Social Norms explained in stick figures

Social Norms explained in stick figures

Community

Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological Sense of Community

Ember Meet-Up @ Chennai

Ember Meet-Up @ Chennai

Women picture at EmberConf 2019

Women picture at EmberConf 2019

Physical EmberConf 2019

Physical EmberConf 2019

Virtual EmberConf 2020

Virtual EmberConf 2020

Community Commitment

Community Commitment

Community Commitment

Community Commitment

Conclusion

Conclusion

Conclusion

Conclusion

Conclusion

Conclusion

Conclusion

Conclusion

DO IT ANYWAY

DO IT ANYWAY

Contributing to an open-source repository might seem scary for a lot of reasons. Maybe you just started with the framework, language or with software development in general. Maybe it is intimidating to try and jump into a project when others are already so invested and knowledgeable. However, contributing to Ember should be something that is accessible to everyone. In this talk I would like to tell my own story of how I became an Ember contributor. Drawing from scientific research, I will show how the community could make it easier for others to get involved.

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