**WHAT ARE IN PRACTICE MEETUPS?**
"In Practice" meetups provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the Talk format meeting that precedes it and to contribute to an existing or new Open Source project.
For new contributors, there will be seasoned contributors and projects maintainers available during the Meetup to help direct you through the process. All contributions, from code to graphic design and documentation are welcome.
If you've always wanted to get involved in Open Source or work on projects with other developers in the community this is a great way to start!
**WHAT IS THE TOPIC FOR THIS SESSION?**
As a follow-up to North Seattle Tech Talk's first Meetup we will be working with Open Source projects to apply security principles and best practices.
If you were unable to attend the talk format meetup, or need a refresher on the topics discussed, please see the slides from the event:
Steve Balo: Introduction & Sponsor: http://bit.ly/2IWW5zZ
Sai Pc: (In)Security at Scale: http://bit.ly/2J0Gxvg
Trey Blalock: Security in Software Design and Implementation: https://www.verificationlabs.com/nstt-oct-2018.html
**WHAT IS THE FORMAT?**
Following a quick introduction of the OpenSource projects available to collaborate on, attendees will split up in groups based on the project to which they would like to contribute.
Each of the groups will be lead by at least 1 maintainer or seasoned contributor of the project with a set of goals in-hand. Groups will work together to work on their respective project and then each group will get a chance to share their progress at the end of the meetup.
**WHO IS FACILITATING THIS MEETUP?**
Open Source Evangelist at DomainTools LLC &
Local community member / developer behind LoveLicton.com
**WHAT PROJECTS WILL BE WORKING ON / CONTRIBUTING TO?**
Up to a week before the meetup we will be accepting submissions for relevant Open Source projects, both new or existing, to collaborate on during the meetup.
If you would like your project or an existing project to be on the list of projects, please email us at [masked].
We will update this meetup as soon as the list of projects is finalized.
**DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT? A STUDENT?**
No and no. This Meetup is open to all who are interested and is meant to help connect beginners and experts alike to the local Open Source community.
**WHAT SHOULD I BRING?**
A sense of curiosity, willingness to experiment and a laptop. Business cards or a willingness to share digital contact information is a good idea too!
**WILL THERE BE FOOD?**
Yes. A sponsor will be providing us with pizza, soda, and waters.
**WHO IS SPONSORING?**
The Application Development BAS Degree Program at North Seattle College will be providing a space for the event.
DomainTools LLC will be providing food for the event.
LoveLicton.com will be contributing gifts for first-time contributors.
**HOW SHOULD I GET THERE?**
North Seattle College is served by several buses and rideshare services. We encourage folks to use public transit and carpool if possible, but parking is available for a small fee on campus. Parking is very limited in the neighborhood surrounding campus.