In our last episode with Simon, we segue from using Adapt (an open source authoring tool) to the Open Source Way and how IDs can benefit by jumping in to open source projects. If you're looking for a way to get started making interesting projects for real people, helping out with learning experience design in open source projects is an amazing way to get started. There's an opportunity to do real, meaningful work that goes out into the world and into your portfolio.
Get to Know Simon
I've been thinking a ton about the ID newbie experience and how a newbie can move more quickly towards creating meaningful work. Here's a couple of links to check out.
- My Post on Civic Learning as a Parallel to Civic Tech: http://www.knanthony.com/blog/civic-learning-an-idea-generated-from-torrance-learnings-download-un-conference/
- Give Half - An Model for Giving Half of your Work Away for Free: http://givehalf.co/
Open Source Projects to Check out as an ID
As Simon mentioned, here's an amazing guide to getting your feet wet in open source: https://opensource.guide/how-to-contribute/
And here are some projects to check out: