Community Code Drive
Location: Salon 4 Audience level: Novice
The Community Code Drive that happened at RailsConf in Portland in May was such a success that we’re doing it again in Berlin. RailsConf Europe is the largest European gathering of Ruby and Rails developers. Let’s take advantage of all being in one place at the same time AND take the chance to give something back to the projects and community which we so greatly benefit from.
Project Owners: Do you have a project you’d like to work with other people on? Maybe it’s an established Open Source project. Maybe it’s a new idea. Come find like-minded developers and spend the day hacking together. To participate, post your project on the Code Drive wiki page.
Developers: Are you looking to get involved in an Open Source project but need a bootstrapping session to get you started? Looking for chances to meet other developers and establish collaborative working relationships? Looking to learn by collaborating with others? Come find a project and spend the day sitting side-by-side with one or more of its developers learning the ropes and contributing code. See a list of projects on the Code Drive wiki.
In the morning, project leaders and representatives will have a chance to make a short pitch for their projects and the work they hope to get done. For the rest of the day, groups will self-organize and write code! Roll up your sleeves and prepare to learn, teach, and most importantly, contribute.
To see a list of projects being worked on at the Community Project Code-Drive, or to add your own, check out the wiki page.