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.
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
OpenHatch board member Deb Nicholson reports in LWN.net 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!
Thanks to Britta Gustafson and Shauna Gordon-McKeon for contributing to this edition!