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Thursday, March 24 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Create your Open Source Project

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Just like the favourite open source projects you admire, you too can start your open source project with the aim of solving real-life problems or something that interests you.

In my experience with open source, I realized that so many people find it challenging to start their projects. While there are some theoretical resources out there, you rarely find practical guidance.

In this workshop, I will not only show but also guide you through creating your first open-source project. Here's a quick overview of what will be covered:

  • What an Open Source Project is.
  • How to create a project on GitHub
  • Setting up your repository (Licenses, Readme, Contributing guide, etc.)
  • How to establish branding for your project
  • Best marketing practices for your project

Speakers
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Ruth Ikegah

Open Source Program Manager, Community Lead and GitHub Star, CHAOSS
Ruth Ikegah is an Open Source Program Manager, Technical Writer, and GitHub Star. She serves as the Community Lead at CHAOSS Africa, working to improve the health of Open Source communities on the continent. She also doubles as a maintainer in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall