Open Source Comes to Campus @ University of Toronto

Volunteer Check-In

Sat 2/28/2015
Start time: 9:30 am EST
End time: 10:00 am EST
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All-day Workshop

Sat 2/28/2015
Start time: 10:00 am EST
End time: 5:00 pm EST
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Our full-day introductory workshop. Typically includes tutorials on topics like open source community norms, issue trackers, IRC and Git; a career panel; and a contributions workshop where attendees make their first contributions to FOSS projects.

Click here for more information about class levels in this course!

Workshop Description

Looking to get involved in an open source/free software project? Join us for a FREE workshop to learn about all the ways to contribute to open source software projects. You do not need to know how to program to contribute to free software! Original art, testing, documentation, system design and much more are as important to contribute. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

Getting Started (9:45 to 10:45 am)
9:45 am on: Registration
10:00 am: Introductions and Laptop Setup
10:15 am: What is Open Source?

Tutorials (10:45 am to 12:00 pm)
10:45 am: Communication Tools
11:15 am: Version Control

Community (12:00 to 1:00 pm)
12:00 pm: Career Panel
1:00 pm: Lunch

Contributions Workshop (2:00 to 5:00 pm)
2:00 pm: Introduction
2:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Contributions Workshop
4:45 pm: Wrap Up

This event has a Code of Conduct.


-iSchool MISC Tech Fund
-U of T Association for Information Systems (AIS)
-Hacker Academy

Transportation and Parking

Details on transit options to U of T's St. George Campus can be found here, there are four subway stations nearby:
- St. George (at Bloor Street and St. George Street)
- Spadina (at Bloor Street and Spadina Road)
- Queen’s Park (at College Street and University Avenue)
- Museum (at Bloor Street and Queen’s Park Crescent)

U of T also has a parking map.