Contributing to Open Source Software

Prerequisite skills: Basic git / GitHub use via RStudio, GitKraken or command line.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the meaning and importance of open source software.
  • Be aware of how people and processes interact to produce open source software.
  • Use git and GitHub functionality to practice contributing to an open source project: forking, cloning, and pull requests, merging, sync upstream.

Duration: One hour

Course material: https://rse-shef-hacktoberfest-2020.netlify.app

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