Build Skills: Contribute to an Open Source Project on GitHub

GitHub is the largest open-source community in the world, with millions of open-source projects. One of GitHub's strengths is how easy it is to collaborate on projects. In this workshop, we'll walk through how easy it is to find and contribute to open-source projects on GitHub. We'll show you how to create pull requests, communicate with the project maintainers to effectively to get your changes accepted and will deep dive into the benefits of getting involved with open-source communities.

Who is this workshop aimed at?
- Upskilling professionals and students interested in building core, high-demand technical skills.
- Teachers, CS faculty, STEM volunteers, and Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors whom would like to share or teach this workshop on-campus and online.

More learning / prerequisites:
Contribute to an Open Source Project on Github Learn Module: https://aka.ms/BuildSkills/OpenSourceProjectGithub05.19-Learn

About the series
Introducing Build Skills, the new Microsoft Reactor series to help you learn valuable tech skills and discover new career paths. This series of livestream workshops (and available on-demand after) covers foundational skills in coding, data science, web development, devops, and so much more. Taught by Microsoft engineers, students, and community leaders, this is the place to learn by doing, follow at your own pace in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and get your questions answered. Join us today and get the skills you need today for the job roles of tomorrow!

About the speaker
Ron Sumida
Ron Sumida received his PhD in Computer Science from UCLA, where he conducted research on applying neural networks to problems in Artificial Intelligence. Ron was a Teaching Associate at the UCLA Computer Science Department, where he presented weekly lectures on LISP, MS-DOS, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing, and provided students with assistance on programming projects. His dissertation involved building a neural network-based system for understanding natural language texts. Today Ron works for Atmosera and delivers cutting-edge technical training at companies, universities, and research institutions worldwide.

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