Finding Ways to Open Doors

Finding Ways to Open Doors
Open Doors, Open Minds. 

Whether you use, contribute to, or maintain an open source project, chances are each of us touches open source in some way every day. It’s actually estimated that over 90% of companies use open source software in some capacity.  From the rise of open source communities to the growing importance of open collaboration in the workplace, we're exploring the many ways that we can contribute to open source–including non-code ways–and how open source is helping us to break down barriers and push the boundaries of what's possible.

Fresh Out of the Oven

Chrome Extension

We're excited to announce the launch of our new Chrome extension that makes it easier than ever to showcase your open source contributions and discover new projects to work on! The OpenSauced Chrome extension seamlessly integrates GitHub with the OpenSauced platform. With this extension, you can easily view and discover open-source projects looking for contributions directly from GitHub, making collaboration and contribution easier than ever.

New Landing Page

Have you seen our new landing page? Designed for developers looking to expand their resume, make connections, and build your reputation through open source contributions, we walk you through the features we've built to help you do just that.

Open Source News

  • 📆 Open Source Africa - June 15-17, Lagos, Nigeria, OSCAFEST is a prestigious yearly conference that garners a significant turnout of students, developers, designers, and corporate entities. It encompasses an array of talks, workshops, and initiatives aimed at promoting the growth of open source culture, contribution, development, community, etc., across the continent.  
  • ✏️ FOSSY, cfp - open until May 14th | event: July 13-16 2023, Portland, OR, Whether you have a talk about the history of software patents, a technical dive into CAD software your makerspace uses, or ways your intentional community has setup it's garden using open hardware and software to manage you beans, they'd love to hear from you.
  • 📆 Maintainer Month | GitHub, A month for open source maintainers to gather, share, and be celebrated.

AI Open Source Highlight

What's cooking in the community

Check out this content from our team and community!

📖 Managing Community Health Files and Templates with a .github Repository, Learn how to improve consistency in your organization's GitHub repositories by using the .github repository to store community health files and templates, like Pull Request templates.

📽 ️ A Newcomer’s Perspective | One of the (many) greatest values a newcomer can bring: A Newcomers Perspective.

📽 Secrets of a Successful Startup | Jana Iris brings her expertise to TQ Ventures as an investor, with a portfolio that features Spacelift, Fermyon Technologies, CloudQuery, Charm, Budibase, and Diagrid, and she shared the Secret Sauce with us on this episode.

📖 How to Contribute to Open Source without Knowing How to Code: A guide with project suggestions, Open source projects don’t always require code contributions; in fact, non-code contributions can be as valuable as code contributions.

Community Events

📆 OpenSauced Weekly Chat, Every Tuesday in Discord, 12p EDT. All things open source chat. Let us know what questions you have, what you're working on, and how we can support you!

🎤 Open Source Hour, Twitter Space with BekahHW and Joshua K. Goldberg. From contributor to full time maintainer origin story + answering your questions and giving you a chance to grab the mic!

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