Next week in the US we have a national holiday where, generally speaking, lots of turkey gets converted into left-over turkey sandwiches. For many software developers the Thanksgiving holiday also represents a lull in project schedules, freeing up some time to hack on pet projects or even contribute to open source projects.
Taking a cue from the Adopt a Plugin program that Daniel wrote about earlier this month, we thought it would be fun to organize a "virtual hackathon" to coincide with that gap in project schedules. Thus Hacksgiving 2015 was created!
We'll be hosting Hacksgiving Nov 23rd and Nov 24 from 7:00PST - 15:00PST (10:00EST - 18:00EST) and would love for you to join! (RSVP here)
You don't need to know Java to help! We will have documentation and design hacking going on as well.
We have a few goals for Hacksgiving:
- Introduce new contributors to the process of writing code and/or documentation (documentation hacking details here).
- Find some plugins which are up for adoption new maintainers.
- Clean up or merge some existing plugins which need some care (listed here). ### Sessions to note
Here are some of the sessions scheduled that will be hosted by members of community that may interest you:
- 7:00PST/10:00EST (15-30min) - rtyler will host a welcome and introduction to contribution to the Jenkins project (walking through our contributors guide)
- 10:00PST/13:00EST (60min) - schristou will host a workshop titled "Introduction to plugin development for Jenkins"
- 10:00PST/13:00EST (60min) - abayer will be hosting a "Plugin Developer Open Q&A" session, so bring your questions!
How to participate
Since this is a virtual hackathon, we'll be congregating and chatting in a couple of ways:
- On the
#jenkinsIRC channel as per usual
- We'll be hosting sessions and tutorials via Google Hangouts, see the "hacker hangout* section on the wiki page up to date details
- Via the
#hacksgivinghashtag on Twitter
You can also RSVP on our meetup page!
We hope you can join in the festivities!About the Author