Hackathon on KDE, Wikipedia, Django – Exebit 2012 – IITM

Hackathon

It’s hacking time again! Hackathon 2012 brings to you the unique opportunity to hack on open source projects and win big prizes. Just unleash the hacker inside you and the rest will fall..

This year, we bring to you, developers from three open sources projects – KDE, Mediawiki and Django. They will help you in getting started with the projects.

Event format
The event will start on the first day(3rd March, 2012) morning, with how to get started sessions by the three developers. You can participate in teams of maximum size 4. Each team has to choose only one project. Team registration will be done during the getting started sessions.

After the getting started sessions, a list of interesting bugs and features will be put up. You can choose from the given list or choose your own bugs to fix. You will have time till the next day morning to work on it. The developers will be present all throughout the day to help you in hacking the code.

On the second day morning, the teams will be given a chance to present their hacks. The top three hacks will be chosen and the respective teams will be awarded prizes.

Prepare ahead! It’s open source
Since the projects are open source projects, you don’t need to wait till the event starts. You can prepare beforehand and come for the event. This will increase your chances to win. Here are few links which can help you in getting started with the projects:

KDE:
http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials#Basics_of_KDE_4_Programming
IRC: #kde-in #kde-devel

Wikimedia:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker
IRC: #mediawiki

Django:
https://code.djangoproject.com/wiki // This is the wiki page for the entire contribution system to django. Explains the different ways in which you can contribute, in terms of code, documentation, etc.

https://code.djangoproject.com/query // This contains the list of tickets which have been submitted. It can be queried in the order of easy pickings, patch received, etc.. The IRC channel for django is #django. The other guidelines are given in the first link itself.
What is an IRC? – http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/ircprimer.html

Note: “Participants have to bring their own laptops”

For queries contact : hackathon@exebit.org

Source : http://www.cse.iitm.ac.in/exebit/site/?q=node/25

Schedule: http://www.cse.iitm.ac.in/exebit/site/sites/all/files/Exebit_Schedule.pdf

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