PyLadies + OpenHatch: Make your first contribution to OSS!

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BOF
Beginner
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:30pm in B202/203

Excerpt

Contribute with us! PyLadies PDX and OpenHatch are teaming up to host this drop-in session for those who want to contribute to open source, but don't know how to get started. Learn the basics and get set up with OpenHatch. Goal is to submit a patch by the end of the night!

Description

Contribute with us! PyLadies PDX and OpenHatch are teaming up to host this drop-in session for those who want to contribute to open source, but don’t know how to get started. Learn the basics and get set up with OpenHatch, a web platform for helping open source novices get set up and find “bite-sized” bugs to work on. All language persuasions welcome, including documentarians and translators—we’ll have plenty of mentors and materials on hand to guide you through the process. Goal is to submit a patch by the end of the night (but you’ll at least come away with some nifty command-line skills and a roadmap for contributing in the future!)

Speaking experience

We're not giving a "talk", but more running an informal workshop...that said, Selena Deckelmann has extensive speaking experience at conferences focusing on PostgreSQL, Python, and open source in the US and abroad. Asheesh Laroia is project lead at OpenHatch and has recently been running workshops across our nation's campuses through the Open Source Comes to Campus initiative. After a short intro, we are going to break off into groups of 2-4 with PyLadies acting as guides/mentors for each group. Our Pylady mentors have gone through a training session to prepare for this workshop.

Speakers

  • Asheesh Laroia

    OpenHatch

    Biography

    Asheesh loves growing camaraderie among geeks. He chaired the Johns Hopkins Association for Computing Machinery and taught Python classes at Noisebridge, San Francisco’s hackerspace. He realizes that most of the work that makes projects successful is hidden underneath the surface.

    He has volunteered his technical skills for the UN in Uganda, the EFF, and Students for Free Culture, and is a Developer in Debian. Today, he lives in San Francisco, working on OpenHatch.

  • Pyladies

    PyLadies PDX

    PyLadies PDX

    Biography

    PyLadies PDX is a social/professional group for women who are Python programmers at every experience level, in the Portland, OR area. Developers and aspiring developers, please!