September 19-21, 2023
Bilbao, Spain
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Wednesday, September 20 • 12:20 - 13:00
Beyond Code: The Importance of Elevating Non-Code Contributions - Abubakar Siddiq Ango & Fatima Sarah Khalid, GitLab

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An essential part of Open Source community management is creating an environment where community members feel they belong by recognizing their achievements and contributions. Historically, the tech industry greatly valued technical skills, but there has been a growing recognition for non-code contributions. Project management, design, documentation, events planning & other non-technical skills are just as valuable as technical skills. In this session, attendees will hear about firsthand experiences creating programs like the Beyond Code Twitter series, documentation-focused hackathons, speaker mentoring workshops, and community badges. Attendees will leave with tips, best practices, and ideas for elevating non-technical conversations to help build more engagement & inclusivity in their communities.

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Abubakar Siddiq Ango

Developer Evangelism Program Manager, GitLab
Abubakar Siddiq Ango is a Developer Evangelism Program Manager at GitLab, where he finds better ways for the Developer Evangelism team to engage with the community and measure its impact. He is a Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist and when not working, he engages with the community... Read More →
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Fatima Sarah Khalid

Developer Evangelist, GitLab
Fatima is a Developer Evangelist at GitLab and the voice of the community. She loves coding challenges and storytelling. Before GitLab, she was a backend developer, Drupal core contributor, and mentoring lead. In 2018, she received the Women in Communications & Technology (WCT) Rising... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2023 12:20 - 13:00 CEST
Room 3G (3JAUREGIA - Floor 3)