Contribute to open source and become a better colleague

Erik Assum

Lightning talk - in English

It's easy to think that since your colleagues are paid to do their job just as you are, you're free to use their time as you want.

Contributing to open source is different.

The recipient of your PR is a person who spends her free time on your PR, and your code will be visible to the public forever.

In this lightning talk I'll have a look at how contributing to open source made me more aware of the quality of the work I do in my day job, and how a few simple things would make your code move faster to production and also make it easier to maintain.