Speaker: Matthew Weier O’Phinney

Working in isolation is easy. Most developers have long lists of tasks that never get shorter, and it’s trivially easy to put on blinders as you slog through the list.

Good developers realize that the only way to get through the list is to start using the work of others: PEAR, Zend Framework, ezComponents, phpClasses.org. Once you do, though, the responsible thing to do is contribute back. This can take the form of documentation, patches, feature implementation, and more.

In this session, we’ll look at the various ways you can contribute to open source projects, and some common tools you can use to do so.