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Bloomington attendees! Sign in here:
 
 
[[https://etherpad.mozilla.org/4MJOs2O5Ex Sign up]]
 
   
 
== Goal #1: install an IRC client ==
 
== Goal #1: install an IRC client ==
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* [[/Linux IRC|Linux]]
 
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If you are having trouble and want to access IRC to help troubleshoot, you can use [http://webchat.freenode.net/?nick=&channels=openhatch webchat].
   
 
== Goal #2: practice navigating from the command line ==
 
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(Note: If you want to use git on Windows, you'll need to use Git Bash, which operates with Linux commands. So you may want to familiarize yourself with them.)
   
 
== Goal #3: install git ==
 
== Goal #3: install git ==
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== Goal #4: practice using a plain text editor==
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== Goal #4: Sign up for GitHub ==
   
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To do this, visit [https://github.com/ GitHub] and make an account. They will send you a confirmation email which you will have to click on.
Make sure you know how to use a plain text editor. If you don't have experience using one of those, ask an instructor for help installing one.
 
   
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== Goal #5: practice using a plain text editor==
Our suggestions:
 
   
 
Make sure you know how to use a plain text editor. If you don't have experience using one of those, ask an instructor for help installing one.
* gedit on Linux
 
* Notepad++ on Windows
 
* Smultron on OS X [http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/smultron/smultron/3.6b1/Smultron-3.6b1.zip?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fsmultron%2F&ts=1379773289&use_mirror=hivelocity download]
 
   
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Our suggestion is [https://code.visualstudio.com/ Visual Studio Code] for Linux, Windows, and OS X.
   
 
== Success! ==
 
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Here are some things you can do once laptop setup is over:
 
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* Take a look at some [[Books on Open Source | books]] on open source software.
 
* Find and join an IRC channel for something you are interested in.
 
* Find and join an IRC channel for something you are interested in.
 
** on Freenode, try #ubuntu (the Linux distribution), #web (web development), #gsoc (Google Summer of Code)
 
** on Freenode, try #ubuntu (the Linux distribution), #web (web development), #gsoc (Google Summer of Code)
 
** You can get a full list of Freenode's channels [http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/?net=freenode here]
 
** You can get a full list of Freenode's channels [http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/?net=freenode here]
* [http://code.google.com/soc/ Learn about Google Summer of Code] and [http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2012 look at last year's accepted mentor projects].
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* [https://developers.google.com/open-source/soc/ Learn about Google Summer of Code] and [http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2013 look at last year's accepted mentor projects].

Latest revision as of 07:39, 2 December 2018


Goal #1: install an IRC client

IRC is a real-time chat protocol that open source projects often use to talk about the project and as a medium for users and developers to help each other.

If you are having trouble and want to access IRC to help troubleshoot, you can use webchat.

Goal #2: practice navigating from the command line

Many of the tools of open source development are primarily used via the command line. Let's get some practice with navigating the computer from the command line.

(Note: If you want to use git on Windows, you'll need to use Git Bash, which operates with Linux commands. So you may want to familiarize yourself with them.)

Goal #3: install git

Git is a popular revision control system that is used by many open source projects. We'll use it during this workshop.

Goal #4: Sign up for GitHub

To do this, visit GitHub and make an account. They will send you a confirmation email which you will have to click on.

Goal #5: practice using a plain text editor

Make sure you know how to use a plain text editor. If you don't have experience using one of those, ask an instructor for help installing one.

Our suggestion is Visual Studio Code for Linux, Windows, and OS X.

Success!

You are done with laptop setup!

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Take a break, stretch, meet some neighbors, and ask the staff if you have any questions about this material.

Bonus material

Here are some things you can do once laptop setup is over: