by Simon Lees
from SUSE Linux

I am a Software Engineer based in Australia, I have been working on openSUSE for 6 years maintaining the Enlightenment desktop and several other packages, I have also been active in the community both on IRC and mailing lists, in more recent times I have also become a member of the package review team. I have spent the last year working at SUSE as a packager and outside of this have interests in topics such as desktop design as well as robotics and electronics.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

How someone from the other side of the world ended up on the openSUSE Board.

In this talk I will wander through my journey and experiences in the openSUSE project, and how over an 8 year period someone from the other side of the world to most contributors (Adelaide, Australia) ended up on the board of openSUSE.

Through this talk i'll cover many parts of the openSUSE project, how they work, how I got involved along with how others can get involved. Covering various areas like providing support through forums, irc and email through to getting involved with development in areas such as packaging and translating, focusing on the concept that anyone can be involved.

I'll also briefly touch on many of the projects that I am involved in such as enlightenment and some of the small simple tasks that are easy for new contributors to take on . .

2018 August 12 09:30
30 min
Conference Room #201
openSUSE.Asia Summit 2018