Welcome! This is a meetup for people who like to live open source. We focus on creating opportunities for people to get together and be productive, whether that means working on your own projects, working on open source projects you contribute to, or learning new things.
And it doesn't have to be code! The open source philosophy transcends the specific tools you use to bring your project to life. Building open source software is, of course, open source, but so is writing for public knowledge, creating CreativeCommons images, and many other things! You can do any of that here with us.
NOTE: The official Twitter handle for this group is @ChiOpenSource (https://twitter.com/ChiOpenSource), NOT @ChicagoOpen, which appears to have been hacked and is putting out considerable amounts of offensive content. We do not control that account and are in no way associated with it.