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Silicon Valley Tech Talk: Getting Started in Open Source

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Women Who Code: Silicon Valley branch's November Meetup!

Tech Talk "Getting Started in Open Source".

This talk is for people who are interested to getting involved with free and Open Source software. We cover the basics of: why you might want to get involved, what you can get out of participating, what other than coding is needed, how to chose a project, how to get started, etiquette of lists and other communication, and the dos and don’t of joining a community.

Speaker: Cat Allman, Google Open Source Programs Office.

Cat Allman has been involved with the free and Open Source community since the mid 1980s, including stints at Mt Xinu, Sendmail, Inc, and the USENIX Association. Her outreach role in the Open Source Programs Office at Google is like slipping into a warm bath of global FOSS goodness.

As with all Women Who Code events, this event is open only to women and is emphatically trans- and queer-friendly.


7:00 - Arrive, eat dinner and mingle

7:30 - Talk begins

8:30 - Q&A, Open Source Open Mic

9:00 - Go home :-(

If you are involved with an open source project, and want to talk for 5 minutes about it, there will be an opportunity at 8:30.

Note change in building at Google - this is in Building 40 which is in the "main" plex. will help you find your way. There should be plenty of surface parking nearby and it's a short cab ride from the Caltrain (sorry that there are no ziplines or self driving taxis available).

Please let us know if you have any specific dietary concerns for dinner.