On Wednesday, September 25th and Thursday, September 26th, OpenHatch and UIC’s Women in Computer Science are hosting an open source software immersion event for women in the Chicago area. DePaul NMS students are invited to join!
Sign up here: http://chicago.openhatch.org/
Wed 9/25 is the tutorials day: you’ll learn about version control, how open source projects communicate, the history and ethics of open source, and hear from professionals who contribute to open source in their day jobs in a career panel.
Thu 9/26 is the projects day: you’ll work hands-on with mentors to select a task in an open source project that you can fix and contribute a change to that community. (Maybe you’ll even decide to keep working with them afterward!)
And throughout both evenings we’ll feed you, get to know you, and talk with you about opportunities for students in open source.
You don’t need to be a programmer to contribute to open source, or to attend and enjoy our event. Most open source projects are also in need of designers, translators, documenters, bug-finders and testers.
Open source software — software that is shared freely and available to build upon — has become part of our daily lives. Popular projects like WordPress, Firefox, Adium, and Ubuntu have millions of users. Open source participation is one way to gain real-world skills and make connections that will last you through your career. Volunteer staff will include professionals and academics who use open source daily.
The event is open to all women students in the greater Chicago area.