Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

OSCON Contribute (Hoodie, Graphite, and HospitalRun)

Nadia Eghbal (GitHub), Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
11:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 19
Location: Meeting Rooms 4 and 6

Contribute sponsors:

Booze Allen Hamilton





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OSCON Contribute is a hacking event focused on welcoming new open source contributors to free and open source (FOSS) projects of all sizes. The core of the event highlights eight FOSS projects across two rooms bustling with energy. Contribute is open to all attendees with a badge, including Expo Plus pass holders.

Our goals for this event are threefold:

  1. OSCON Contribute offers a welcoming environment for open source contributor newbies. Participants can be new to programming or longtime open source users new to contributing. You’ll enter a user and leave a contributor.
  2. OSCON Contribute is a triage hackathon for open source projects with known but unaddressed issues and updates, as well as a way to aid new feature development with the help of an army of developers.
  3. OSCON Contribute aims to grow and diversify the open source community by introducing more developers to what makes open source so strong: its community.

In addition to the featured projects, we encourage new and existing FOSS projects to use the space to work on code and issues, introduce new contributors, and share ideas and knowledge.

We’ll have a multitude of mentors and technology experts on hand to help contributors new to FOSS or existing contributors wishing to advance their skills. Existing contributors are welcome and encouraged to take mentorship roles.

Contribute is a safe and welcoming environment for new and experienced contributors alike.


Meeting Room 4
Hoodie – A generic backend with a client API for Offline First applications.
Meeting Room 5
Graphite: number time series data tool, useful for graphing values that change over time
Meeting Room 6
HospitalRun: open source, modern software for charitable hospitals in the developing world

OSCON Contribute hosts

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Nadia Eghbal


Nadia Eghbal works on community programs at GitHub, where she is building sustainability initiatives. Nadia explores how we can better support open source infrastructure, highlighting current gaps in funding and knowledge. She recently published Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure with support from the Ford Foundation. Nadia is based in San Francisco.

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Paul Fenwick

Perl Training Australia

Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. He is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience, and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humor has delighted audiences worldwide. Paul was awarded the 2013 O’Reilly Open Source award and the 2010 White Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source community. As a freedom-loving scientist, Paul’s goal is to learn everything he can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free. (Photograph by Joshua Button)

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Audra Carter
05/18/2016 8:05am CDT

Hi Cody. Yes →http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/open-source-us/public/schedule/detail/53255

cody koeninger
05/18/2016 6:32am CDT

Is the Rust contribute session still happening at 3pm in meeting room 5? Looks like the details have disappeared from this page

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Nyah Check
05/08/2016 12:40am CDT

See you there!