When we recently did research for “How to contribute to open source communities” by talking with X-Teamers and developers from many different open source projects, we discovered the five most important ways that developers can contribute to help create a sustainable project and community.

Below you’ll find my 10-minute lightning talk slides for PHPFest tonight about being a GIVER, someone who focuses each day on giving an hour to do one of those five important types of contribution. Feel free to use this talk at your own event to inspire others to get involved.