Princeton Workshop Projects
Description: OpenMRS is a collaborative open source project to develop software to support the delivery of health care in developing countries. It grew out of the critical need to scale up the treatment of HIV in Africa but from the start was conceived as a general purpose electronic medical record system that could support the full range of medical treatments.
Language: Java, JSP
Mentors: Chris Hay and Katherine Ye will walk you through a real bug in OpenMRS and the process they went through to fix it. Chris will be leading a group within Open Source at Princeton to continue contributing to OpenMRS after the event. Nicole Quah and Danni Yu can also help you with OpenMRS (and with unsolved intro tickets if you'd prefer that).
Description: The Linux kernel is a Unix-like computer operating system kernel. The Linux kernel is the most widely used operating system kernel in the world; the Linux operating system is based on it and deployed on both traditional computer systems, usually in the form of Linux distributions, and on embedded devices such as routers. The Android operating system for tablet computers and smartphones is also based atop the Linux kernel.
Mentors: David Gilhooley and Lance Goodridge will help you take the Eudyptula Challenge, which will introduce you to contributing to the Linux kernel. They'll also be leading a group within Open Source at Princeton to continue contributing to the Linux kernel after the event.
Description: Drupal is an open source content-management framework. It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all Web sites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including WhiteHouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration. Drupal is used by Princeton University for many sites including the WWS and the library and by the Institute for Advanced Study. The main Princeton website is expected to switch to Drupal in 2015.
Mentors: Chris McCafferty and Peter Wolanin will help you with intro tickets. There is a monthly Drupal meetup on campus and a monthly mentoring event just a block from campus, so there are ongoing opportunities to learn and contribute.
Description: Apache Mesos allows you to program against your datacenter like it’s a single pool of resources. It's a distributed systems kernel that's built using the same principles as the Linux kernel, only at a different level of abstraction. The Mesos kernel runs on every machine and provides applications (e.g. Hadoop) with API’s for resource management and scheduling across entire datacenter and cloud environments. Mesos CLI is the command line interface for Mesos.
Mentors: Sunil Abraham will help you with intro tickets.
Description: Firefox is an open source web browser. It has between 12% and 22% of worldwide usage, making it the third most popular web browser. According to Mozilla, Firefox counts over 450 million users around the world.
Language: Various; you can search intro tickets by language here
Mentors: Remote mentors will be available on IRC (a chat client) to help you with intro tickets. Unfortunately, we won't have in-person mentors for Firefox at the workshop. If you'd prefer in-person mentors, we suggest that you choose one of the other projects above.
"OpenHatch", "Open Source Comes to Campus", "Merge Stories", and "WelcomeBot" on this page. No pre-event set-up required.