At Bocoup, we’ve long been advocates of bringing open source practices to new communities wherever we go. That’s why we’re excited to join OpenHatch and Harvard Women in CS at Harvard University this weekend to introduce the student community to the open source process. OpenHatch is a non-profit dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors with communities, tools, and education.
We began our work with students at Seneca College’s Center for the Development of Open Technology while on Popcorn.js, and are excited to bring that experience to OpenHatch this Saturday, Feb. 16. While students commonly use Open Source projects in their coursework, the concept of ‘open source’ is rarely a topic of discussion in the classroom. Nonetheless, we at Bocoup believe that using and contributing to open source come hand-in-hand. And helping out is easier than you think! Conveniently, the easiest way to get started is through working on bugs and other project needs, which is where you come in.
How can you help?!
We’re reaching out to you, the community of open source developers, to submit links to bugs or projects on github that need help. We can’t guarantee that we’ll address all your issues, but we’ll do our best to identify issues the students can tackle, and hopefully submit a few pull requests in the process.
Please submit your bugs and other requests here.