Asheesh Laroia

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.

Open Source Bridge 2013 Birds of a Feather

Proposals for this user

* PyLadies + OpenHatch: Make your first contribution to OSS!

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!
BOF 2013-05-29 21:28:06 +0000
PyLadies PDX, Asheesh Laroia

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this user

* Diversity in open source: What's changed in 2012 and 2013

A few stories we will cover: * 20% women attendees at PyCon US 2013 * 85% of JSConf attendees donated to women in open tech/culture * The success of Black Girls Code * Conferences with 100% white male speakers are now called out for not trying hard enough to find good speakers * Mozilla's adoption of community guidelines that prevent advocacy of discrimination on Planet Mozilla and other Mozilla forums * The rapid growth of PyLadies
Culture
Valerie Aurora, Sumana Harihareswara, Ashe Dryden, Liz Henry, Asheesh Laroia

* Quantitative community management

In this talk, you will learn the state of the art in community measurement, common mistakes made in surveying, and how to actively use data to improve activity within a project.
Culture
Asheesh Laroia

* Training the trainers

This long session is a tutorial, with exercises, on how to run welcoming, effective outreach events targeted at bringing newcomers into your communities.
Cooking
Asheesh Laroia

Open Source Bridge 2012

Sessions for this user

* 29 Ways to Get Started in Open Source Today

Learn how to get started in open source. You can help your favorite open source project, even if you don't think you're "a good enough programmer". You just have to know where to start, and here you'll learn 29 different starting points where you can pitch in and make a difference in the software that you use every day.
Culture
Asheesh Laroia

* Outreach Events: My Triumphs, My Mistakes

We all love sprinting with other experts, but how do you design an event effectively to reach out to and train newbies? It takes more work than you might think (publicity, prep, structure, and followup), but here's how.
Cooking
Sumana Harihareswara, Asheesh Laroia

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this user

* Learn Open Source Skills Without Embarrassing Yourself

New contributors are often intimidated the first time they appear in public to share a tarball, submit a patch, or open an IRC client. What if they could practice within "training levels" for open source contribution? This talk introduces the OpenHatch training missions, an open-source, interactive, entertaining way to learn the tools and culture of our community.
Culture
Asheesh Laroia

* Open Source Communities Panel

Learn from open source community leaders who work on projects big and small.
Culture
Audrey Eschright, Asheesh Laroia, Noirin Plunkett, Jane Wells, Chris Strahl

Proposals for this user

* Get more contributors (and diversity) through outreach

Want to learn how to *successfully* reach out to new contributors? Learn from other projects' successes
Culture 2011-04-01 05:27:37 +0000
Asheesh Laroia

* How Debian revitalized the "mentors" list

Debian is a project famous for being harsh to newcomers. Learn how Debian changed the culture on the debian-mentors list, and how this doubled traffic and dropped unanswered threads by 90%
Culture 2011-04-01 05:42:46 +0000
Asheesh Laroia