Chaitin School

Open Source Club — 1st Meeting, Cohort A

Sept. 11, 2023, 7 p.m.

Do you want to work on open source but never find the time? Us too! Join us for an Open Source Club session in which we contribute to open source!

The plan for this event: Improve the code for an open source software. Fix a bug or implement a small feature.

We are trying something new this year! To start with, Open Source Club is part of the Newspeak House course on Political Technology. In addition, we now have cohorts which are composed of 3 sessions, one every two Mondays. In each meeting we maintain the same goal: make a useful contribution to an open source project. This can be either an existing open source project or a new one we want to make. One can find the projects we work on here.

We aim to make high quality contributions that actually help a project. We are not interested in completing the goal just for the sake of it. Our ambition is to make a useful contribution in something meaningful. This is no easy feat. Three sessions might not be enough but we have to start somewhere! We hope you share our passion and values for high quality work, useful software that helps people, and being part of a community. See you in person :D

Event notes

  1. Come with your laptop, we provide AC electricity and WiFi.
  2. This event is for people who feel comfortable working/coding on their own.
  3. We have food, usually pizza.
  4. There are no lectures or presentations, just coding, questions and conversations about coding, building, making.
  5. We figure things out as we go, we don't have all the answers :)

Location

We meet at Newspeak House in Shoreditch.

Address: 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG

Join online

If you’re interested in contributing but not able to attend, we will also be online in our Discord group.