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Wednesday, December 15 • 13:20 - 14:10
Breaking Barriers: Effectively Engaging & Sustaining New Contributors - Divya Mohan, HSBC

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Having been a newbie to the open source ecosystem just over a year (and a half) back, Divya has been on both sides of the coin as of today. As an extremely intimidating & different world from the corporate culture most of us are used to at work, it is easy to lose track of what exactly it is that aspirants find so challenging while making & sustaining contributions. Time zones & technical capabilities notwithstanding, open source projects can be difficult to navigate for a new contributor even after the first few contributions to a single project. While mentoring & training programs go a long way in bridging the gap, this talk focusses on learning from the mistakes the speaker has made while approaching her open source journey. It will also shed light on how projects can better signalboost these programs to a wider audience via various means so that contributors aren't left wondering - What's Next?

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Divya Mohan

Technical Writer, SUSE
A systems nerd and a CNCF ambassador, Divya currently is a technical writer at SUSE. She is extremely passionate about contributing to Open Source & co-chairs the documentation efforts for the Kubernetes and LitmusChaos projects. She has served on a few Release cycles for Kubernetes... Read More →



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