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Friday, February 21 • 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Open Sourcing for Growth

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When talking about Growth in tech we often emphasize the aspect of constantly learning, which is essential for growth. When you observe closely, not every beginner out there or even existing developers have resources and tools at their disposal that can facilitate their learning. Most times, resources obtained by starters or existing developers are not always sufficient to bring them to a point they are conversant with industrial practices and skills that makes a pro developer or even hireable.
In this talk we will observe closely how being engaged in open source can sporadically improve a developer’s growth and also how developers can leverage on Open source tools and resources that can help develop skills that are relevant.
This talk is going to cater to both starters and already established developers who desire growth in their field. I will be sharing some of my personal experiences in some of these areas and how I’ve been impacted through Open Source, not limited to how open source is changing what’s possible generally around the world.
A basic outline of what will be covered in this talk includes:
  • How the Open source is rich for different levels of learning.
  • Utilizing the things Open source offer
  • How contributing to Open Source can help in Developing your problem-solving skills
  • Opportunities available in Open Source
    • Google Summer of Codes
    • Google CodeIn
    • Outreachy Programs
    • GitHub Student Pack
    • Other opportunities.
  • Open Source as a means of Feedbacks on your work through sharing
  • Aligning the things available in open source for your growth.
  • How can you get started? - This is definitely going to be the most important part of the talk as I want to ensure all the audience, for the ones who don’t know where to start, have a practical experience of how they can get started in Open Sourcing - both sharing and contributing.
  • Questions and Answers.

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avatar for Olatunbosun Egberinde

Olatunbosun Egberinde

Software Engineer


Friday February 21, 2020 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Lagos Zone Tech Park, Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

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