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Contributing to the Community

  • Benjamin Melançon
  • Claudina Sarahe

Abstract

There is a common misconception that you have to be a programmer in order to contribute to Drupal. This is untrue; even those with little or no prior knowledge of code can contribute to the community in ways that will help make Drupal better. In fact, this is what happens all the time: people support the Drupal community by organizing events, answering questions, and sponsoring development sprints—all examples of vital non-code contributions that the community needs to grow. Non-code contributions, such as mentorship and writing documentation, are ideal ways to develop and grow one’s skills in coding and configuring Drupal. Growing the community means, on the one hand, growing the infrastructure and number of people and, on the other, growing the capabilities of people in the community.

Keywords

Stereotype Threat Free Software Open Source Project Good World Open Source Free Software 
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Copyright information

© Benjamin Melançon, Jacine Luisi, Károly Négyesi, Greg Anderson, Bojhan Somers, Stéphane Corlosquet, Stefan Freudenberg, Michelle Lauer, Ed Carlevale, Florian Lorétan, Dani Nordin, Ryan Szrama, Susan Stewart, Jake Strawn, Brian Travis, Dan Hakimzadeh, Amye Scavarda, Albert Albala, Allie Micka, Robert Douglass, Robin Monks, Roy Scholten, Peter Wolanin, Kay VanValkenburgh, Greg Stout, Kasey Qynn Dolin, Mike Gifford, Claudina Sarahe, Sam Boyer, and Forest Mars, with contributions from George Cassie, Mike Ryan, Nathaniel Catchpole, and Dmitri Gaskin 2011

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  • Benjamin Melançon
  • Claudina Sarahe

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