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EclipseCon 2016/Hackathon

Revision as of 10:52, 11 December 2015 by (Talk | contribs) (Code Contribution)

This is a work in progress.


What is a Hackathon?

In this event you can meet with other interested developers to improve Eclipse projects. No previous Eclipse development knowledge is required but of course it is helpful if you know already about Eclipse development.

In this event we basically sit together can you can ask questions, see how other people work on Eclipse Projects and find areas where you may want to contribute to your favorite framework or IDE feature.

While much of the work typically done at Eclipse Hackathons is focused around the IDE, participation by and contributions to all Eclipse, LocationTech, and PolarSys Projects is welcome.

This is what we typically do:

  • Work on the source code (i.e. contribute patches);
  • Test new features; and
  • Validate or open new Eclipse bug reports

If you are an Eclipse user, contributor or committer, we hope this event will be a lot of fun for you. Attendees can hack away with the help of experienceed Eclipse developers and can help to improve the Eclipse platform and other open source projects.

So, bring your laptop and be ready to hack some code!

Intellectual Property Team

The Eclipse Intellectual Property Team will be present at the Hackathon to help you with questions and issues related to intellectual property management.

Code Contribution

Perhaps the most obvious sort of contribution is a patch containing code that addresses an issue raised against a project. Naturally, you should feel free to work on issues that you find interesting. If you're not sure what to work on, we've listed a couple of sources of inspiration.

First, here's some groups of "help wanted" bugs:

Or, if you're looking for some more specific direction, here is a list of very specific bugs:

  • TBD


Other Kinds of Contribution

  • Bug reports;
  • Babel translations;
  • Test the installer;
  • User experience (UX) feedback; and
  • More! (be creative)


We're working on it.

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