Open source comes to campus
We're free software enthusiasts.
We want Philadelphia college students to have the community knowledge and technical skills to participate in globally distributed software projects: Big ones, like Firefox and WordPress, and small ones, like PyBlosxom and angband.
Does that sound cool? We'll teach you.
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, or anything else.
On Saturday, Sep 25, we'll teach 20 college students.
We'll take you to a local restaurant for lunch and give you hands-on sessions where you learn about open source licensing, collaboration tools, and how free software projects are organized.
Space is very limited, so we'll focus on people with a real interest in learning. You must apply for a spot by sending us an email. Don't delay!
On Sunday, Sep 26, we invite you to an open "hack" session. ("Hacking" is a good thing!)
Everyone is welcome, no signup needed, although a Facebook RSVP would be cool!
If you're not sure what to work on, we'll step you through how to modify programs like Firefox and the GIMP image editor and help you find a project idea.
We'll have community members representing a bunch of open source projects hanging around, helping out. And we'll feed you lunch.