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OpenHatch newsletter, October 2014

by Mike Linksvayer October 31st, 2014

Open Source Comes to Campus SUNY Stony Brook (album) BY-SA

Welcome to OpenHatch newsletter number 27.

12 upcoming Open Source Comes to Campus events in November:

  • Hartnell College (Salinas, CA – near SF Bay) on Saturday, November 15th
  • Indiana University at Bloomington on Saturday, November 15th (Event Website)
  • Columbia University (NY, NY) on Saturday, November 15th
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) on Saturday, November 15th
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA – near Philadelphia) on Saturday, November 15th
  • University of Washington (Seattle, CA) on Sunday, November 16th (Event Website)
  • SUNY Stony Brook (Long Island, NY) on Sunday, November 16th
  • Purdue University (Lafayette, IN) on Sunday, November 16th (Event Website)
  • UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) on Sunday, November 16th (Event Website)
  • Baruch College CUNY (NY, NY) on Tuesday, November 18th
  • Per Scholas (Bronx, NY) on Wednesday, November 19th
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) on Sunday, November 22nd

In-depth coverage of OpenHatch program director Shauna Gordon-McKeon’s talk at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing: GHC ’14 – OpenHatch Open Source Workshop & Getting Into GitHub:

I was surprised that Shauna Gordon-McKeon, Program Director at OpenHatch, didn’t actually discuss the project much. Instead, she gave a quick, practical introduction to open source, which makes sense because the vast majority of GHC ’14 attendees aren’t active in open source communities. Yet.

OpenHatch is a non-profit that helps prospective open source contributors get up to speed on open source culture and find the right project fit. Her talk was a concise version of a bigger workshop OpenHatch offers, called Open Source Comes to Campus. If you or someone you know needs a 1-hour intro to open source, Shauna’s GHC ’14 slides are a good starting point.

Also, based on an interview with Shauna at GHC: How To Get Started In Open Source, Especially if you’re not a white male.

Emma Irwin and Errietta Kostala writeups of Open Source Comes to Campus (with Mozilla) University of Victoria.

Advice on proposing a PyCon poster session, and encouragement: Be a poster child!

Career advice from Sumana Harihareswara compiled on the OpenHatch wiki.

New projects in the OpenHatch volunteer opportunity finder

  • Terminal Overload, “a home-made experimental free and open source multiplayer FPS game”.
  • Phoenix, “an open source emulation frontend” for Linux, OS X, and Windows.

OpenHatchy but not OpenHatch things around the web

The grassy roots of growing developer skills with Growstuff.

OpenHatch board member Deb Nicholson reports in on a talk about Metrics for free-software communities.

Women in Open Source Award sponsored by Red Hat, accepting nominations through November 21.

Also check out links submitted to /r/openhatch, and add your finds!

Get involved

You can help write this newsletter! The November newsletter in progress (preview). Join our publicity list or hop on #openhatch with suggestions and questions.

Thanks to Britta Gustafson and Shauna Gordon-McKeon for contributing to this edition!

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