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Learn to contribute to Open Source!

Curious about Free & Open Source Software (FOSS)? Wondering how you can contribute to FOSS, specifically the Django project?

Do you plan on coming to the PyLadies + Django Community sprint on Saturday, August 4th? (yea, you do!)

Come learn how to give back to the Open Source community from FOSS pros!

Join Alex Gaynor, Karen Rustad, and Jeremy Dunck as they discuss their experiences in contributing to open source, contributing to the Django project, and how we can contribute to Django by sprinting on the tutorial!


Alex is large contributor to FOSS, and one of the few core developers/committers to the Django project.

Karen previously worked with OpenHatch, and gave a great talk at PyCon 2012 on how Django can improve its tutorial.

Jeremy is currently the secretary for the Django Software Foundation, and works with Django full time at Votizen.


Dinner will be provided!


6:00pm Doors open
6:30pm Speakers speak!
8:00pm Go home for beauty rest!


A *huge* thank you to Votizen for the space, and to Heroku for dinner!

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  • Lillian C.

    Great! I'm finally starting to understand what it means when people talk about contributing to Open Source. Only suggestion is to have a handout/email/list on a whiteboard of all the great resources that were mentioned by the presenters.

    August 7, 2012

  • Melanie A.

    Thoroughly comprehensible discussion. Appreciate hearing details from live humans instead of causing unintentional offense on IRC with my tedious frequently asked question. Great food!

    August 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey we're on our way.. so hard to find!!

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    292 Townsend is between the Creamery and H.D. Buttercup. There's a big metal gate, then a little walk, then a big wood gate. Then a courtyard, then double-glass doors. And then the meetup.

    Here are some pics to help recognize it:

    August 1, 2012

  • Lynn R.

    @melanie yes there is a place to lock up bikes. I believe it's behind a locked gate

    July 31, 2012

  • Melanie A.

    Can we bring our bicycles to park inside?

    July 31, 2012

  • Karen R.

    If attendees have any questions about getting involved in free software, or particular subjects you'd like addressed, please let me know either in the comments here or via email ([masked])! Otherwise I'll just ramble about whatever ;)

    1 · July 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That's awesome Lynn! I'm excited. :)

    July 25, 2012

  • Lynn R.

    Woot! Heroku is sponsoring dinner for this event! No need to worry about going hungry, now :D

    2 · July 25, 2012

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