Students like you around the world are gaining valuable experience, connections, and skills by coding, testing, and writing for free software projects like Firefox, WordPress, Wikipedia, and SAGE.
For the third year in a row, we are providing the diverse student body here at City College an opportunity to meet passionate individuals, learn job skills, and meet local open source professionals.
This is a day-long immersion event that will take place on September 13, 2014 at City College of San Francisco's Ocean campus. The curriculum is designed by OpenHatch, a non-profit dedicated to helping people get involved in open source.
In the morning, we'll teach you about open source licensing, collaboration tools, how free software projects are organized.
In the afternoon, we'll help you make contributions to open source projects.
And throughout the day staff will feed you, get to know you, and talk with you about opportunities for students in open source.
You do not need to know how to program to contribute to free software. You can contribute code, but also original art, testing, documentation, web design, and much more. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.
Are workshops are intended for you! Workshops will be split into two sections: "Beginner" - for those who have never worked with the tools like IRC and Git, and "Refresher" - for those who may have seen the topics before but want to get reacquainted. Afterwards, you will get a chance to join the contribution workshop.
Then you can skip the workshops and jump right in to the contribution section of the day.
Come set up your laptop so everyone will be ready first thing on September 13th. If you are unable to attend, please contact Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions can be found here.
* Students will self identify as either "beginner" level or "refresher" level. The content of the workshops will be the same, however "refresher" level will be quicker.
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Open source software is software that is shared freely and available to build upon. It is a great way to apply your skills to real-world projects and social causes. You can participate by writing or reviewing code, answering users' questions, translating the interface to another language, making video tutorials to help new users, and myriad other ways. Open source software is often produced by lots of people collaborating across time and space, and this event specially welcomes newcomers to that style of development.
The event is put together by OpenHatch, with the help of CCSF Coders, CCSF Linux Users Group, CCSF Web Developers and Designers, and Women Who Code CCSF.
This event is generously sponsored by the Mozilla foundation, Inter Club Council of City College of San Francisco and TechSF.
You can reach Open Hatch by emailing them at email@example.com or joining them on web chat.