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.

Learn more on the wiki page

Notes tagged with software-outreach

Ask a question about software-outreach or Subscribe to answer questions on this topic


Delhi Open source meetup at NSIT

by tech4gt 9 days ago | 12 | 128 | 4

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

Read more


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

by warren about 1 month ago | 2 | 196 | 5

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

Read more


RAILS GIRLS NAIROBI MEGA CODING EVENT

by stella about 1 month ago | 12 | 174 | 6

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

Read more


Convening diversity and inclusion initiatives across open source projects

by liz about 2 months ago | 1 | 114 | 2

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

Read more



Call for Summer of Code 2018 proposals!

by warren 2 months ago | 17 | 611 | 8

We're part of two different summer fellowship programs this year, [Rails Girls Summer of Code](...

Read more


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

by warren over 1 year ago | 11 | 616 | 2

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

Read more


Web Working Group Update 21: January 2018

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 144 | 5

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

Read more


Software outreach: Modularity is great for collaboration

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 218 | 7

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

Read more



An amazing week of software contributing at Public Lab

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 185 | 3

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

Read more


Software outreach: Codes of conduct and friendliness

by warren 4 months ago | 0 | 177 | 2

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

Read more


Software outreach: a blog series

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 271 | 3

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

Read more


Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2017 at Public Lab

by warren 8 months ago | 1 | 236 | 3

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

Read more



Web Working Group Update 18: May 2017

by warren 10 months ago | 2 | 172 | 0

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

Read more


Web Working Group Update 17: April 2017

by warren 12 months ago | 0 | 205 | 1

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

Read more


Web Working Group Update 16: March

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 251 | 1

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

Read more


Web Working Group Update 15: February

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 102 | 0

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

Read more



Web Working Group Update 14: January + 2016

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 105 | 0

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

Read more


Web Working Group Update 13: December

by warren over 1 year ago | 2 | 79 | 2

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

Read more


Web Working Group Update 12: November

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 221 | 1

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

Read more


Bridges between our community and our software contributors

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 317 | 0

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

Read more



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

by warren over 1 year ago | 2 | 804 | 5

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

Read more


BostonJS talks focused on welcoming new coding contributors

by warren about 2 years ago | 6 | 1,194 | 2

I'm speaking tonight at BostonJS, and some of the other speakers are doing really amazing talks o...

Read more