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Wednesday, August 21 • 11:30am - 12:05pm
Crafting Good good-first-issue's - Nisha Kumar, VMware*

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'good-first-issue' is a standard GitHub issue label a new contributor can search for to find issues they can tackle. In order to provide the best experience to new contributors, these issues need to be small and easily resolved by anyone who is new to the project without much hand-holding. Rather than labeling a task with minimal impact as a good-first-issue, a maintainer can instead break down their high impact features into small tasks, thus allowing their first time contributors to submit meaningful changes.

This talk will detail how Nisha broke a feature up into small, easily resolved tasks, crafted issues for each of them, and made use of PyCon 2018 developer sprints and Hacktoberfest to solicit contributions. Nisha will also talk about what didn't work with regards to creating good-first-issues or helping contributors submit and merge pull requests.


Nisha Kumar

Security Engineer, Oracle
Nisha is a Security Engineer at Oracle. She has been a DevOps engineer for embedded systems and a Radio Frequency Engineer in semiconductor manufacturing. She has been involved in Open Source for more than 15 years. You can follow her work on Twitter at @_ctlfsh

Wednesday August 21, 2019 11:30am - 12:05pm PDT
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  Best Practices for OS Development
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