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We all know that one of free software's greatest strengths is the ability to do whatever you're interested in, without asking for permission. But even though we all know, we don't talk about it that much, and in particular, we don't talk about the significance of what that strength means for those who are just beginning their programming careers. "Just Do It - The Approachability of Free Software for Beginners" will put forth the idea that the only tools that are approachable for beginners while still leading to the ability to produce what we would call "high quality" software are all free software tools. It will talk about the ability of free and open source software to inspire curiosity and interest and the role of that curiosity in bringing new programmers into our community. Finally, it will explore some of the areas that this model fails in, and what we can do to fix it.

2015 October 24 - 10:30
50 min
Room 3179
SeaGL 2015

Happening at the same time:

  1. Exhibitor Hall Day Two
  2. Start Time:
    2015 October 24 10:00

    Room 1110

  3. Exploring the Value of Free/Libre Open Source Software
  4. Start Time:
    2015 October 24 10:30

    Room 3183

  5. Terrible Ideas in Git
  6. Start Time:
    2015 October 24 10:30

    Room 3178

  7. What journalists want to know about your free software project
  8. Start Time:
    2015 October 24 10:30

    Room 3184