What You Missed

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This page is for students who have missed some or all of an Open Source Comes to Campus event.

If you run into any trouble following this guide, feel free to email us or join us on IRC!

How to use this page

This page presents the materials we cover in the order we typically present them. If you're coming in late to an event, ask a mentor where the group is in the schedule and complete all the activities you've missed, up to the present. If you're planning to miss part of the event, or had to leave early, you can view what you missed here. If you're not sure exactly what you missed, email the organizers for clarification.

Laptop Setup

To set up your computer, go to our Laptop Setup page.

Intro to Open Source Tools

Currently the best way to get a handle on the Open Source Tools lecture is to view the video available on this page. It's approximately 20 minutes long. Alternatively, there's a transcript also available. If you want to do the activities mentioned in the video, you can access the activities mentioned by following the links in the video or following the links in the transcript.


At the event, we likely did some version of the Practicing Git activity. That's difficult to reproduce online (though we can try if you ask us on IRC!) so you might try the Git training mission instead.

Picking a Project

We used this handout (warning: auto-downloaded PDF) to work through the process of finding a project to contribute to. Although the handout is phrased for working in pairs, you can just apply the questions to yourself. (Or find a person to partner with! You can do this with a friend or classmate, or someone on the #openhatch IRC.)

Projects Time

We spent the last part of the day contributing to open source projects. If you need help identifying good issues to work on, join us on #openhatch and we'll do our best to help you out.