Next Meetup

Code more : Getting started with Open Source
Interested to know what it takes to get started in Open Source? Want to know what local projects and communities you can get involved with? In this cross community event we will cover what Open Source means, why you should contribute to Open Source projects, the tools to get started and have a selection of local projects/ contributors pitch the projects they contribute to and why you should join them :) Open Source is not only a great way to code on larger projects with a community of developers, but also it will help you become a better developer, build up a work history on GitHub and connection to the wider community. “The gender imbalance in open source remains profound: 95% of respondents are men; just 3% are women and 1% are non-binary.” This cross community event is aimed at engaging more women in Open Source projects by connecting them to safe and diverse projects. If you contribute to a project or know one you would like highlighted in this event either as a presentation or as part of a repository of projects please fill in this form: • Audience level: All • Speakers Getting into Open Source: Camila Ayres & Jan-Christoph Borchardt, Open Source Diversity Projects: TBC •Schedule: 19:15 Community announcements/ introductions 19:40 Introduction from Digi Labs 19:45 Why Open Source? What is Open Source? 19:50 How to get started, tools, communication, tasks you can do. 20:10 Break 20:20 - 21:16 Project pitches from various open source projects 21:20 - 22:00 Open session for participants to speak with projects, ask questions and get started. • Host "With empathy, transparency and a bit of magic, we are building products beyond the scope of the traditional Volkswagen core business in order to create a new digital ecosystem for the group's brands. The Volkswagen Digital:Lab philosophy resembles a new kind of cooperation. We strongly believe in low-hierarchy and equality-based culture." Join their team: • Miscellaneous Drinks will be available. • Photography / video consent We will take photos and videos during the event to use for documentation and in social media such as here in Photo albums, Facebook, Twitter, etc. By coming to the meetup, you willingly give consent to take photos and videos of you. If you do not want to give your consent, please let us know at check-in.

Digital:Lab Volkswagen

Stralauer Allee 7 · Berlin

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Have you always wanted to contribute to Free and Open Source Software but don't know where to start? Are you a member of an underrepresented group in open source?

People who contribute in all kinds of Free and Open Source Projects are here to help you get started with contributing. Also feel free to just exchange ideas about Free and Open Source Software, the community and future projects.

Ask questions on IRC: #opensourcediversity ( or just comment here <3

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