Developing a career in open source

  • General Community
  • Short Talk
  • Intermediate

  • Omotola Omotayo
    Community Manager at Outreachy


    Open source has widely grown to allow different tech career paths to enhance projects with their skills & providing jobs for interested in working with open source. Open source contribution programs provide and build interested persons to become professionals.

    Outreachy, a paid & remote internship OS program that empowers, grows talents & prepares them for career growth. Outreachy provides internships to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living. The program empowers, grows talents, and prepares participants with employment needs using the skills they have acquired, giving them experience working on real live projects, and networking with several persons in the OSS space while contributing to achieving the same goals.

    Not only is the Outreachy program helping to build OS contribution experience, but the program is also done remotely, connects mentors with participants, and pay a sum of $7,000 to its participants.

    At the end of this session, beginners and persons on the intermediate level will have enough knowledge of how they can build a career in open source, expert will also get more insights on how they can contribute to the advancement of open source contribution by giving back to the community as a mentor helping new contributors understand the open source ecosystem and contribution.

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