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Webcast • Open Source Pull Requests

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I’ll never forget how nervous I was when I submitted my first pull request.  If you are unfamiliar with a pull request, it is a suggest, edit for fix for somebody else's code in Github. Even though I was submitting tweaks to a friend’s GitHub reposi



UPDATE: There is a YouTube-specific transcode issue with this upload - apologies! Please check out the properly synced version on Vimeo at Pull Requests on GitHub changed the landscape of contributing to open source software in a radical way. They provide a simple path to proposing a change, even if you aren't yet part of the project's core contributor team. In this recording of a May, 2014 live webinar with Matthew McCullough of GitHub Training, learn how to find projects that might need help, discuss and propose solutions, and better navigate the contribution expectations of many prominent open source projects. As always, leave us a comment below if you have any questions, and don't forget to subscribe: Thanks! Connect with us. Facebook: Twitter: and Google+: LinkedIn: About GitHub GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Millions of people use GitHub to build amazing things together. For more info, go to