Our second meetup will kick off with a presentation by Barbara Shaurette, who will be talking about how to contribute to open source projects. The talk will cover why you *should* contribute, and how you can do that by:
writing code or open sourcing your own code projects giving time by organizing user groups or teaching classes mentoring students donating money writing (documentation and blog posts) participating in online user groups Barbara is an open source veteran, with almost 15 years of experience as a professional developer, and at least five as an active participant in the Python and Django communities. She has also volunteered as a teacher and mentor through organizations such as PyLadies and Code Scouts. Currently, she works as a data consultant for the Texas Tribune.
Afterwards, we'll discuss lightning talks for the March meetup, and talk about other upcoming Python events both local and national.
Snacks and drinks will be provided by our sponsor, Protect America.