Why do it?
Open source software like Linux and Firefox are used by hundreds of millions of people. This event is the fast track to participating.
If you come out on Saturday, we'll teach you how the community works. You'll get to play with essential tools like version control and IRC chat.
You want me to go to class on Saturday?
It's not really class. For half an hour, five students and one teacher will discuss a particular topic, like how projects collaborate using bug trackers. Then you get to try things out on your own computer. Then onto the next topic.
Plus you will get lunch and other goodies like books and subscriptions.
Can anyone sign up?
You have to be a student at a Philadelphia-area college or university to attend. (If you want to run a similar event at a different college, email us at email@example.com.)
On Saturday, we only have room for 20 people. We're looking for people who like technical crafts that scale well across the Internet. That usually means software programming, user interface design, technical writing, and testing. And we're looking for people who are enthusiastic!
So sign upSorry we are full for Saturday and canot accept any more applications. Everyone is welcome to come to the Sunday hackathon.
Remember: you only have to sign up for the Saturday workshop! You can just show up on Sunday for the hackathon, although a Facebook RSVP would be cool too.