Monday, February 3, 2014

Open Source Day on Saturday, Feb 8th

This Saturday, the GameDev Club will be teaming up with the WICS Club, the local ACM chapter, and the nonprofit OpenHatch organization to host an event called Open Source Day.

  • When: Saturday, February 8th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Where: Cesar Chavez building, room 301.
  • RSVP: Click Here to RSVP!

What is Open Source Day?

OpenHatch describes Open Source Day as a "day-long immersion event" designed to introduce you to the world of open source development. Open source projects are basically software projects where the source code is open to the public, and literally anyone is allowed to modify and contribute to the project. Getting involved in open source projects is one of the most effective ways to improve your programming and software engineering skills. However, very few students ever do get involved in open source projects, and so the purpose of this event is to help as many students as we can to break into the world of open source.

The beginning of the day is focused on teaching you about some of the collaboration tools that people use to work on open source projects, as well as how open source software is licensed and how these projects are managed. The later part of the day will be spent on helping you get to work on a real project.

There is more information about the event's schedule on the event's website:

Space is Limited!

This is the first time that all of the major clubs in the Computer Science department have joined forces to host a single event. However, that also means that we'll be advertising to that many more people, and space is very limited. So if you want a seat, RSVP now!