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Introducing Our Newest CDF Ambassador – Oscar Medina

By Blog, Staff

Hi Everyone,

My name is Oscar Medina, and I am thrilled to be part of this fantastic community. I have spent over 22 years in the technology industry, and have seen things come and go.

One thing that excites me these days (aside from the plethora of outdoor activities), is the paradigm shift I’ve seen throughout my career when it comes to systems architecture.  

Microservices and container orchestration is not going away as other things have. This is why I am committed to spreading the word and helping educate folks on what the Continuous Delivery Foundation is all about.

Over the past 4.5 years or so, I have spent a lot of time in the open-source world. I am currently a Developer Advocate for the Jenkins X project, which is also now under the CD Foundation umbrella along with other projects such as Spinnaker, Jenkins, Tekton, and Jenkins X, of course.

I look forward to meeting you at different organized events, virtual or hopefully in person in the future.

Standup Paddle Boarding on Lake Tahoe, California

My coding buddy, Ginger loves the outdoors too!

Cheers,
Oscar

From Jenkins X – Asking and Finding Help: Outreachy

By Blog, Project

Originally posted on the Jenkinx X blog by Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta is adding support for Kustomize in Jenkins X, to enable Kubernetes native configuration management, while participating in Outreachy from December 2019 to March 2020.

Outreachy open-source contribution for applicants — Asking/Finding help

This blog might be helpful for beginners who are fear-stricken or I would say hesitant to ASK, to get lost in the new world while trying to understand any open source project, fear of asking questions that may sound stupid later on or are very obvious! First of all.. Relax!

  • Everyone starts from somewhere and has a learning curve!..
  • There are some pre-requisites that may help you get into open-source development better..
  • Learn basics of git operations. (https://learngitbranching.js.org , I find this easy and helpful).
  • Try to find an open-source project (remember : you’re going to contribute to a part of it, so it’s okay if some/many things doesn’t make sense in the beginning, because it’s easier to write code than to understand someone else’s code).
  • For selecting a project you may also look for Google-Summer-of-Code, Outreachy, Google-Code-In, RSoC and other open-source programs and their organisations that helps people/students/aspiring developers to find your best interest communities and projects.

NOTE : Beware! seeing too many organisations and projects will only confuse you, so start with only one or max 2 projects, try to deep-dive and focus on them.

After selecting the project :

  • Connect with the community through their communication channels for both developers and users (example : Slack, IRC-Cloud, Zulip, Riot etc )
  • Try to read the documentation and understand the overall structure and purpose of the project you’re starting to work on.
  • If you don’t understand something functionality wise — just ask! Ask on the communication channel.
  • If you are facing any error — Google search it, or try to look into the existing issues, if you’re not able to move forward and you’re stuck on the same error for more than 45 mins, just ask! Trust me! There’s no harm. In-fact, people of open-source communities appreciate it, feels motivated when there are users asking them about something that they’re passionately building. It also sometimes, helps the community to re-define and re-align the product and some features.

Happy learning! 🙂