Software Outreach

Since early 2016, Public Lab has worked to make our open source software projects more welcoming and inclusive & to grow our software contributor community in diversity and size. This page collects some of those strategies and initiatives.

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LibrePlanet talk: Sharing strategies for welcoming newcomers into FLOSS projects: First-timers-only, list moderation, and more

by warren 4 months ago | 2 | 253 | 5

Hi all, I'm preparing for a talk with Liz Barry ( @liz) at LibrePlanet 2018 on Sunday at It'll l...

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Web Working Group Update 22: June 2018

by warren about 1 month ago | 3 | 145 | 4

This quarter has been a busy one as Summer of Code has begun, new community leaders h...

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Call for Summer of Code 2018 proposals!

by warren 5 months ago | 17 | 697 | 8

Update! See [this post for our accepted proposals](https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/04-23-201...

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Contribute to GirlsGetGeeky on Mozilla Global Sprint

by cess 2 months ago | 3 | 126 | 1

Girls Get Geeky project will be participating on Mozilla Global sprint this year which will be he...

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All Summer of Code convening Live Call

by liz 2 months ago | 11 | 208 | 2

Lead image from https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/ Dear Summer of Coders (students and mento...

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Delhi Open source meetup at NSIT

by tech4gt 3 months ago | 13 | 197 | 4

I planned and hosted a small Open source meetup at my college Netaji Subhash Institute if Technol...

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RAILS GIRLS NAIROBI MEGA CODING EVENT

by stella 4 months ago | 12 | 255 | 6

Organized by : Rails Girls Nairobi Rails Girls Community February 16th -...

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Convening diversity and inclusion initiatives across open source projects

by liz 5 months ago | 1 | 142 | 2

Mozilla is convening a diversity and inclusion working group across open source projects, and man...

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Help Public Lab’s software grow by joining a supportive team

by warren over 1 year ago | 11 | 642 | 2

[PublicLab.org][1] and PL's [other open source software][2] is written, maintained, and dreamed u...

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Web Working Group Update 21: January 2018

by warren 5 months ago | 0 | 164 | 5

We've had a pretty wild month in our software contributor community. After an [already busy D...

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Software outreach: Modularity is great for collaboration

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 240 | 7

Just as Summer of Code deadlines are looming, I wanted to write a bit about modularity...

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An amazing week of software contributing at Public Lab

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 196 | 3

Hi, everybody - i'm just opening an issue to say THANK YOU to everyone who's been coding here rec...

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Software outreach: Codes of conduct and friendliness

by warren 7 months ago | 0 | 204 | 2

This is part 2 in our Software Outreach series -- and I wanted to note...

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Software outreach: a blog series

by warren 9 months ago | 0 | 287 | 3

Since early 2016, Public Lab has worked to [make our open source software projects more welcomi...

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Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2017 at Public Lab

by warren 10 months ago | 1 | 260 | 3

Hi, everyone! This past week we wrapped up our fourth year of Google Summer of Code (see #gsoc), ...

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Web Working Group Update 18: May 2017

by warren about 1 year ago | 2 | 182 | 0

Many apologies for a late monthly update -- it's been busy! Brief summary as per GitHub Pulse: [h...

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Web Working Group Update 17: April 2017

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 210 | 1

Activity on the Public Lab website codebase has been a little lower than typical, in large part d...

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Web Working Group Update 16: March

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 256 | 1

The past month was a bit different from previous months, for a few reasons. I was traveling for 3...

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Web Working Group Update 15: February

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 111 | 0

Hi, all -- this is our 15th monthly web working group update. This month has been quieter than th...

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Web Working Group Update 14: January + 2016

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 115 | 0

This #wwg report will be our fourteenth, and also a look back at the past year's worth of work! ...

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Web Working Group Update 13: December

by warren over 1 year ago | 2 | 84 | 2

We've had a great month of December in the Public Lab software community: Excluding merges, 19...

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Web Working Group Update 12: November

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 235 | 1

I'm starting up the Web Working Group's monthly reports again, and, 6 months later, the kind of u...

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Bridges between our community and our software contributors

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 321 | 0

First some background: over the past six months, we've seen a dramatic shift in how code is produ...

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Create a welcoming "first-timers-only" issue to invite new software contributors

by warren over 1 year ago | 2 | 857 | 5

We've been doing some serious outreach for our software contributor community -- that is, people ...

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