Contributing to PyMC#


From first time contributor to project maintainer. What is it like? In this testimonial, Ricardo Vieira revisits the steps of his first ever contributions to Open Source Software, to the PyMC library. He then jumps one year into the present and shows what reviewing someone else’s first time contribution looks like. Hopefully, this will help demystify open source contributions without taking any of the magic out of them! This presentation was described as “inspiring and authentic”.


  • Audience: People who are interested in contributing to Open source

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Ricardo Vieira is a PyMC developer and data scientist at PyMC Labs. He spent several years teaching himself Statistics and Computer Science at the expense of his official degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience.