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Saturday, June 17 • 5:00pm - 5:35pm
glibc: Seven Easy Steps to Your First Patch

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This talk is aimed at those who are interested in (or with the right hints and a bit of inspiration might be convinced into) getting started with contributing to glibc - the GNU implementation of the standard C library. It is a critical component of most Linux distributions today, providing the low-level system functionality that many other packages depend on.

glibc is actively developed, with over a thousand commits per year, i.e. new bugs regularly added :D Based on personal experience, I can also confirm that the community is beginner friendly. We could use all kinds of help: confirming or triaging bugs reported to our bug tracker, writing documentation, translations, working on bug fixes and their verification, tests, new features and improvements, and much more! Some comfort with a terminal, a passing familiarity with C, and a bit of energy and willingness is all that's needed to be able to get started with contributing to glibc. The rest will be explained in this talk!

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Arjun Shankar

Engineer, Platform Tools, Red Hat Czech
I'm one of the engineers on Red Hat's toolchain team. I am working primarily on glibc. I contribute to glibc upstream, and co-maintain the glibc package in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Saturday June 17, 2023 5:00pm - 5:35pm CEST
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