There are other ways to contribute including community building.
This slidedeck focuses on R package development. 😉
Especially is open-source work happens in your free time.
Right amount of time, right task fit.
Ownership can be great! Your rules, your name.
Beware of burn-out
Interactions with users and contributors!
Both rewarding and time-consuming
Contributing guide (what are your expectations?)
Code of Conduct
A way for you to start
A way for you to concentrate on your strengths
What you actually want to do!
First watch development and interactions, read contributing guide.
Start interacting in the repo.
What packages? Packages…
… that you use
… corresponding to your skillset or skills you want to learn
… that have room for external contributions
… where your work is valued!
A big thanks to @chrisderv who has been a great help throughout the tidyverse and r-lib filing issues, helping with reprexes, and making pull requests!— Hadley Wickham (@hadleywickham) December 12, 2018
Now often your name won’t be on it, maybe only in the changelog.
How to still display your skills? Blogging, talks?
This was a very brief presentation, and a complex topic.
rOpenSci contributing guide by Stefanie Butland and Steffi LaZerte
rOpenSci collaborating guide by the rOpenSci editorial team
Thanks for listening, thanks R-Ladies Bergen for organizing! 🙏
Happy R package development! 📦