PhoneGap Day! Michael Brooks on Contributing to Apache Cordova
Michael Brooks, @mwbrooks
Designers are needed.
Tech writers are really, really needed.
"I want to join, but I'm afraid of criticism and making mistakes."
Criticism is part of writing code.
You will make mistakes, but no one cares, its part of the learning
All Projects are different
Contributor vs. Committer
Contributors get the word out, and help get people involved.
They are super important.
Blogging about it
Stack Overflow - Q & A
Google Groups - participate in discussion
Twitter - tweet about it
IRC - #phonegap
Write/Patch a plugin - extreme contribution
Phonegap-minded JS library or tool - write one!
Post a description of your app to Phonegap.com
Host a meetup
Talk about Phonegap
Add to Community Notes - github.com/phonegap/phonegap-community-notes
Ready for the parties?
Ready for attention from the opposite sex?
Ready for the popularity?
The Apache Way
fork & clond
On or off Company time, separate licensing
Read the Mail list, watch JIRA
Make Yourself Known
Choose your battle
Pick a JIRA issue - get shit done!
Show that you're swell & trustworthy
active on the mail list
active on the issue tracker
merged in code
ask for committer access