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Open Source Working Sessions#
Data Umbrella is organizing a series of open source working sessions to contribute to the PyMC project. For more information, see Resources section.
In these sessions we’re focusing on bringing in new contributors, we sincerely hope this will be a welcoming, inclusive experience for you into the world of open source software. We hope to help you to the best of our abilities and learn from you as well! The session will consist of small resolvable issues and contributing to the PyMC documentation, so if you aren’t experienced in software development no worries at all, you can contribute to documentation with knowledge of markdown or statistics.
Requirements depend on the contribution you are aiming for, the only common requirements are internet access and a laptop!
Code and Documentation#
Note: a small subset of documentation contributions only requires a subset of these requirements, see below if interested.
Python/conda environment setup
Basic working knowledge of terminal and git
Documentation contributions (non-code dependent)#
That would be for example working on the glossary or adding references to docstrings.
Markdown / reStructuredText (RST)
Raw text editor
English + (Spanish or Portuguese)
GitHub account (optional, for account authentication)
Other than these types of contributions, you can make different kinds of contributions with different skill sets, for example:
You can contribute to documentation with knowledge of markdown and maybe some basic statistics
You can contribute to CI/CD issues or Python issues with basic knowledge of programming
You can contribute to core codebase with knowledge of Python + Bayesian Statistics
Note: Check the event cheat sheet to know a suitable area of contribution and some resources to prepare you for it
The following table answers the question “This sprint is for someone who is/has …”
New to Open source
Currently working in data science/software
Member of the PyMC team
Read the Your event cheat sheet for more detailed answers and to see what types of contributions can you make depending on your interests and background.