Contribute to Open Source

I’ve been saying for years that anyone can contribute to open source – you don’t have to be a programmer to have a valuable contribution. This post by Barbara Shaurette has a great list of ways you can contribute including one I had never thought of:

Members of the open source community are still trying to figure out exactly where best to start helping, but one place to begin is the organization Computer Science Teachers Association.

You can join the CSTA for free as an individual member. They’re not just looking for computer science faculty—they’re actively seeking “members from industry interested in supporting computer science education and teachers.”  I’d like to think that we all qualify. And I’m guessing it will be a great way to learn at a higher level what kinds of things public school CS programs do and what they need.

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