Get started on the path to becoming an upstream contributor.
Starting Date: 30th June 13:30 UTC
Get familiar with Free (Libre) and Open Source Software and its vast ecosystem
Do you realise the impact of the code you write? Why does privacy matter in an open online world? Learn why hacking is a *good* thing and why we need to do more of it (as opposed to its evil twin, cracking)
Learn how software is written and managed in real life
Learn why being in control of the code you use is important and how to use it
Between fast paced text books, session logs and links to a ton of curated knowledge, you will have your hands (and mind) full
Learn from the best. Heavy weights with years of experience and wisdom share all they know
Meet and learn from folks who have walked the path before. Alumni who used the Summer Training to vault themselves into being valued members of the open source community
Ask better questions
Learn to blog
Don’t let your computer limit what you can do. Learn how to use them to get things done instead of doing them manually and do even more! We speak Python for the same.
Write better email
Learn the joys of making friends over IRC
How do you commit code to a project?
How do you work with the people you collaborate with?
What are the whys and hows?
Learn all about it here
How do you protect your work?
How do you give it away?
How do you make sure you get credit for your work?
Why is copyright important?