Open source is a code that is designed to be publicly accessible—anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit.
It's easy to chuck a few lines of code up on GitHub, Bitbucket, SourceForge, or your own blog or site. But doing it right requires some personal investment, effort, and forethought.
We're here to make your job easier !!!
Our new session 'Getting Started with Open Source Programs' will be both informative and beneficial. This session features Gtbitians who have mastered Google Summer of Code (GSOC) which is a global, online program that brings new contributors into open-source software organizations, and GSOD which provides support for open source projects to improve their documentation and gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source.
We are also covering:-
• Outreachy that provides internships in open source and open science. outreach internship projects may include programming, research, user experience, documentation, graphical design, data science, marketing, user advocacy, or event planning
• LFX facilitates every aspect of open source development. Developers and sponsors of open source projects hosted by the Linux Foundation can benefit from these tools today
• Major League Hacking (MLH) is an international community for student developers that was founded in 2013. It supports numerous student developers and engineers across the world by organizing many events like career fests, workshops, and hackathons. Due to the pandemic, many students in the MLH community lost their internships and jobs. So, MLH launched an education program called MLH fellowship to help student developers to get hands-on experience.
• Github Externship is a 90-day fellowship program for third or pre-final year students of GitHub Campus Partner schools. The initiative provides hands-on learning with practical and on-ground experience. It's collaborative, remote, and happens under the guidance of expert mentors.
You are welcome to attend even if you have no prior knowledge of open source because it will be a beginner-friendly session.
Attending this session and learning about open source programs has a number of advantages like open-source work sharpens your skills in ways you never realized were dull—from writing cleaner, more maintainable code to learning how to communicate well and work as a team.
Ultimately, working on open source projects—yours or others'—means personal growth, because you're working on something larger than yourself.
OFFLINE EVENT SCHEDULE :
In: BVS Auditorium, BVS Block, GTBIT
At: 11 AM - 12.30 PM
Date: 22nd March 2022