Open Source Comes to Campus/Swarthmore

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Students like you around the world are gaining valuable experience, connections, and skills by coding, testing, and writing for free software projects like Firefox, WordPress, Wikipedia's back end code, and SAGE.

You do not need to know how to program to contribute to free software. You can contribute code, but also original art, testing, documentation, web design, and much more. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.


The event will be held on Saturday, November 15th.


Swarthmore College Science Center Room 240

Swarthmore College visitor information


  • 10-10:30 laptop setup, socializing

Meet your mentors and fellow students and get your laptop ready for the day.

  • 10:30-12:00 intro to open source & communications tools

Aims to answer the question “What is Open Source?” Aims to familiarize students with tools like IRC, issue trackers, mailing lists, and version control through several activities.

  • 12:00-12:30 career panel

We will moderate a discussion panel between members of local industry and other individuals involved in the Open Source movement

  • 12:30-1:30 lunch

Lunch will be provided.

  • 1:30-2:30 git/github

Git is a powerful version control language that allows distributed teams of developers to collaborate on large software projects. A brief workshop will introduce students to the use of this tool.

  • 2:30-4:00 contributions workshop

Students will be looking through existing projects, working on issues and contributing solutions. Project leads and mentors will be available to provide assistance throughout the workshop.

Sign Up

As an attendee: fill out this form

To mentor: fill out this form


OpenHatch organizer: shauna - shauna at openhatch dot org; on Freenode (check out #openhatch)

Student organizers: Shawn Pan - shawn dot pan2330 at gmail dot com

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