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Hackathon ECE 2013

Revision as of 16:29, 27 August 2013 by John (Talk | contribs) (Hackathon Theme)

When and Where

We are planning to hold a Hackathon at EclipseCon Europe 2013 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Exact date and location to be determined, but the conference runs October 29-31, so it will be one of those days.

What is a Hackathon?

Hackathon is when a group of developers code together. We invite you to come and code with us. Learn new stuff, get code contributed to your favorite Eclipse projects, win prizes, meet new people and have some geek fun.

Hackathon Theme

The theme for this Hackathon will be creating your first commit to an Eclipse project. Contributing your first commit to an open source project is always the hardest one, because there is so much to learn. You're a smart developer so you know how to implement a fix or enhancement on a chunk of code once it is sitting in front of you. But first you need to learn where to get the source code, how to enter a bug, how to run the tests, how to follow the IP process, how to submit a patch for review, and how flag down a committer to get them to review and release it. At this Hackathon, seasoned committers from various Eclipse projects will be on hand to take you through all these steps. The goal will be to have a real commit pushed to master from new contributors. Armed with this knowledge you will be able to go home after the conference and continue contributing to the project, confident in understanding how the lifecycle of a change works on that project.

Who is Attending

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