Yet again, myself, Audrey Roy, and a small but elite cadre of volunteers are feverishly at work putting together another Los Angeles open source event. Our last effort went smashingly well, and like any good engineer, we're ready to scale up - this time to 150 attendees!
LA Open Source #5 is a day long coding event for Open Source developers of all languages and skill levels to come and code like fiends. They'll be joined by dozens of either really smart coders or nice people like me. Sponsors are providing food, drinks, venue, and more!
I'll be there to:
And now to open the floor to questions...
Cross Campus (crosscamp.us) 820 Broadway Santa Monica, CA
November 4th, 2012 10 AM to 9 PM
Heck yeah! There will be a number of projects around that you can join and contribute to in order to make the world a better place. The current list of projects include things like:
If you've never coded before, this isn't the right place. Instead, you might consider one of the local coding workshops or classes. In fact, here's a good bi-weekly hack night / study group for you.
If you've done a tutorial or two, sprints can be a great way to learn new skills or hone your technique by sitting alongside experienced developers who actually need your help. A lot of projects have what are called 'low hanging fruit', which are 'simpler' tasks saved for beginner developers to wet their teeth on. Things I've learned at events like these include Git, Mercurial, JQuery, and a hundred other things that have made me a better coder.
This is not a job fair or way to get free developers services, and we don't want unnecessary distractions.
On the other hand, if you want to help sponsor we mention you on the official event description, in social media and many other perks. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we're considering future events that mix in business into our efforts. If you're interested in that sort of thing then stay tuned for more announcements.
In return for sponsorship we mention your organization or person on the official event description, and provide many other perks including mention in social media.
In fact, our attendees are well-noted for their feverish support of sponsors. Developer-only open source events are rare in Los Angeles, so attendees are incredibly grateful to those who make the event possible.
If interested, please contact us at email@example.com.
Your own functioning laptop with power cord. Neither event organizers, the venue, or sponsors are providing equipment. We also encourage you to bring a power strip labeled with your name.
The event is \$10, covers food and drink for the day, and you can RSVP by clicking on the image below
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