[Noisebridge-announce] Get involved in open source: Wed 4/28 6:30 PM

Asheesh Laroia noisebridge at asheesh.org
Tue Apr 27 20:45:41 UTC 2010

Hi Noisebridgees,

Come to Noisebridge on Wednesday 4/28 at 6:30 PM and see how you can 
contribute to open source. (This is co-located with the weekly 
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/LinuxDiscussion )

We'll show you how http://openhatch.org/ can help you can find the first 
bug you'll close in open source. You can browse by project, programming 
language, the kind of help needed (like just "documentation"), or how 
tough the bug is. It's surprisingly easy -- if you can code Python, you'll 
probably find there's a bug in Python itself that you can tackle.

Projects that are trying to recruit new contributors label bugs as 
bitesize, meaning good for newcomers. We index nearly 1500 of them in 
projects large and small, like the Python language, Firefox, Mercurial, 
OpenSolaris, MediaWiki, and many others.

For current contributors, we'll show you how you can get your project 
listed and reach out to people who might be interested in helping. Plus I 
think you'll enjoy helping newcomers find their way.

6 PM: We'll have a brief meet and greet, social Linux and open source 

6:30 PM: I'll talk about OpenHatch.org, the website, and what it does

7 PM onwards: Freeform questions & answers while you find a project that 
can use your help and hack on it!

Bring your laptop if you can!

(Some of you saw me at an August 2009 Five Minutes of Fame. This is like 
that, only the website mostly works now.)

-- Asheesh.

"I think trash is the most important manifestation of culture we have in my
 		-- Johnny Legend

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