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CS Department Publicity EmailEdit

Send this to the mailing list maintainer or program director/assistant.

Subject: Learn how to get involved in open source (Day of the week, day of the month, free event)

Hi! I’m your name and affiliation. We're working with OpenHatch to organize an event that we thought students in your department might be interested in attending. Could you send our announcement (below) out on your departmental mailing list, or anywhere else you think might reach interested students?

If you also can CC: hello@openhatch.org that will help us know who we’ve reached.

Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions.

best,

you!


On date, OpenHatch and Student Group/Host are hosting a day-long open source software immersion event. We invite you to join us! You can sign up here. URL to event website

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 applications like WordPress, Firefox, Adium, and Ubuntu have millions of users.

Open source began within computer science as a way to help computer users to have control over their computing environment; today compilers, entire languages, and libraries are available for you to use, modify, and share. This includes tools like Eclipse, GCC and LLVM, languages like Python and Java, and a multitude of web apps and development libraries.

You can learn more about these projects, and start helping out with them, at our event.

In the morning, open source contributors from various projects will teach you about open source licensing, collaboration tools, and how free software projects are organized. In the afternoon, they'll help you make hands-on contributions to open source projects. And throughout the day, they'll feed you, get to know you, and talk with you about opportunities for students in open source.

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 students. Learn more, and sign up, here:

URL to event website

Non-CS Department Publicity EmailEdit

Send this to the mailing list maintainer or program director/assistant. Note that this is very similar to the above with a few small changes, all in the second paragraph. You can consult the list of open source projects by academic discipline to customize.

Subject: Learn how to get involved in open source (Day of the week, day of the month, free event)

Hi! I’m your name and affiliation. We're working with OpenHatch to organize an event that we thought students in your department might be interested in attending. Could you send our announcement (below) out on your departmental mailing list, or anywhere else you think might reach interested students?

If you also can CC: hello@openhatch.org that will help us know who we’ve reached.

Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions.

best,

you!


On date, OpenHatch and Student Group/Host are hosting a day-long open source software immersion event. We invite you to join us! You can sign up here. URL to event website

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 applications like WordPress, Firefox, Adium, and Ubuntu have millions of users. In the field of department name, people use and contribute to reference specific projects. You can learn more about these projects, and start helping out with them, at our event.

Open source began within computer science as a way to help computer users to have control over their computing environment; today compilers, entire languages, and libraries are available for you to use, modify, and share. This includes tools like Eclipse, GCC and LLVM, languages like Python and Java, and a multitude of web apps and development libraries.

You can learn more about these projects, and start helping out with them, at our event.

In the morning, open source contributors from various projects will teach you about open source licensing, collaboration tools, and how free software projects are organized. In the afternoon, they'll help you make hands-on contributions to open source projects. And throughout the day, they'll feed you, get to know you, and talk with you about opportunities for students in open source.

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 students. Learn more, and sign up, here:

URL to event website