Contribute Tests to Your Favorite Open Source Project

Dayne Medlyn, Technical Lead for the Linux Reference Architecture Program, Hewlett Packard

Track: Programming
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: D137-138

Know of a project that is just the coolest?
Know of a project that could become the coolest?
Want to contribute?
Want to improve the quality of your contributions?
Don’t have much time to write code?
Not sure where to begin?
Want your name in lights?

Ok, maybe your name won’t be in lights … right away, but don’t give up. Maybe you’re not ready, or don’t have time, to just dive in and start writing code. But you still want to contribute and get involved in an open source community. There are many ways to contribute.

The fact is every software project has bugs in it somewhere, bugs just waiting for someone to find. Software testing can be an easy way to start contributing to an open source project, or just improve the value of your contributions, and springboard into more.

Whether you are a novice user or a developer needing a testing reminder, the basic skills of software testing can help you make crucial contribution to a project. This presentation will focus on concepts of software testing and how anyone can improve their ability to test software. Come improve your ability to test open source and make it better.