For the meeting, you'll want to prepare with the following:
1. [Optional] Choose a software project that you'd like to contribute to in advance, or create a new project. This will help maximize your time.
2. Bring a laptop that is able to run a decent IDE. If you have an older laptop, it is possible to also virtualize your coding remotely if you need it. Please contact me privately if this something you need setup
On arrival, just follow the signs.
If the doors have been shut, ring[masked] and you'll be buzzed in.
What Programming Languages are used?
-> This is up to you and depends on the project you want to contribute to. Each language has different use cases
Do I need to be an expert programmer?
-> Not at all! In fact the earlier you start, the more you're likely to benefit from contributing. Open source is a great way to become a better programmer.
What projects should I contribute to?
-> Up to you. There's a lot of problems that can be solved with software.
If you need inspiration, there are several links below that you can explore to find the right project for yourself. Or, start your own!
OSS Host Links
SourceForge -> https://sourceforge.net/
GitHub -> https://github.com/explore
GitLab -> https://about.gitlab.com/