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Sebastiaan Janssen & Chriztian Steinmeier

A sweet session on the usecase track
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Contributing to the core

The Session

One of the best things about Umbraco is that it's open source and you can contribute features and fixes. It's addictive; this is what it feels like to have your first contribution accepted: 


Obviously, making a contribution is not only great for your dopamine levels but it is also great for the Umbraco project. There's plenty of things that the core team can use a little help on, making the project better for everyone.

Sebastiaan and Chriztian will tell you all about how you can contribute to the core of Umbraco, even if you don't have Visual Studio installed at all.

They will cover different ways to contribute, how to work with git and github, what if you have a merge conflict and many more topics. 

There will be plenty of examples and Seb and Chriztian will inspire you to then join them in the hack room where they will be available for the rest of the afternoon to help you submit your first (and second, and third..) contribution.

The Speakers

Sebastiaan works at Umbraco HQ as the project manager of the core, he is also known to teach the Umbraco master classes regularly and unlike Chriztian really loves Razor. In his spare time he's a concert junkie, a craft beer lover and enjoys riding his bicycle through beautiful Copenhagen.

Chriztian is a frontend developer at Vokseværk in Denmark - he’s a former Umbraco MVP and spent most of his teens practicing guitar and coding BASIC and Assembler on his ZX Spectrum 48K. He prefers CoffeeScript, Less, XSLT, Rock and Leffe - has years of experience using Git + GitHub, and a teaching degree (in music) - which means he won’t lose his temper when asked for the umpteenth time to explain why “XSLT can’t count from 1 to 10 without using recursion” :-)