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Getting Students Involved in Open Source

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A lightning talk at Great Wide Open 2016 about getting students involved in open source.

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Getting Students Involved in Open Source

  1. 1. GETTING STUDENTS INVOLVED IN OPEN SOURCE CHRIS ANISZCZYK (@CRA) / #GWO2016
  2. 2. — Anonymous Student HOW CAN I GET STARTED WORKING ON OPEN SOURCE? ” “
  3. 3. GOOGLE SUMMER OF CODE • 100+ open source organizations participate, from Apache to Eclipse to Mozilla • $5500 stipend and a paid trip to the GSOC Summit! • The 2016 application window just opened on March 14th • Takes place once a year during the summer only! HTTPS://DEVELOPERS.GOOGLE.COM/OPEN-SOURCE/GSOC/
  4. 4. GOOGLE CODE-IN • Not a university student? No problem, Google offers an alternative to GSOC for pre- university students (ages 13-17) • 10+ open source organizations are involved in curating tasks • In the 2015 contest, 980 students from 65 countries completed 4,686 tasks with 14 open source organizations. HTTPS://CODEIN.WITHGOOGLE.COM/
  5. 5. OUTREACHY • 15+ open source organizations participate, from Fedora to Git to OpenStack to Wordpress and more! • $5500 stipend! • The 2016 application window closes on March 22nd! • Happens twice a year: in the summer and winter! Also open to non-students :) HTTPS://WWW.GNOME.ORG/OUTREACHY/
  6. 6. RAILS SUMMER OF CODE • 40+ open source projects participate, from Apache CouchDB to GitLab to Rails and more! • The stipend (scholarship) varies depending on location • The 2016 application window just opened on March 22nd HTTP://RAILSGIRLSSUMMEROFCODE.ORG/
  7. 7. [FACEBOOK] OPEN ACADEMY • Facebook Open Academy promotes collaboration between universities and open source organizations. • Participation is usually in the form of taking a college course in a partner university HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/OPENACADEMYPROGRAM/
  8. 8. UNIVERSITY CLUBS AND MEET UPS • Search out open source clubs at universities (e.g, LUGS)! • https://linux.ucla.edu/ • http://www.ntuoss.com/ • http://orgsync.rso.cornell.edu/org/ opensourcecornell • Search out local meet ups within your university or city for language (meetup.com is good for this) EXAMPLE: HTTPS://OPENSOURCE.CSE.OHIO-STATE.EDU/
  9. 9. CONFERENCE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS • Some conferences offer travel scholarships and assistance • https://us.pycon.org/2016/ assistance/ • http://events.linuxfoundation.org/ • http://thestrangeloop.com/ opportunity.html • Conferences are a great way to learn and get involved with a respective open source community EXAMPLE: HTTPS://US.PYCON.ORG/2016/ASSISTANCE/
  10. 10. BEGINNER ISSUES • Finding “help wanted” or “beginner” issues to tackle are a great way to get started, some projects out there can help you find them: • http://up-for-grabs.net/ • http://issuehub.io/?label%5B %5D=help+wanted&language= • https://openhatch.org/search/ • During the winter holidays, check out http:// 24pullrequests.com/ HTTP://UP-FOR-GRABS.NET/
  11. 11. MENTOR PEOPLE! REMEMBER: WE WERE ALL STUDENTS ONCE…
  12. 12. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! CHRIS ANISZCZYK (@CRA) HTTPS://ANISZCZYK.ORG ORIGINAL POST: HTTPS://OPENSOURCE.COM/EDUCATION/ 16/1/HOW-STUDENTS-GET-STARTED-OPEN-

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