If yes, fill out the short form here (http://goo.gl/tKzCNQ) or simply send a “Yes” to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may be able to bring a “getting started in open source” workshop to Princeton. A company has also brought up the possibility of sending some developers to mentor Princeton students and help them start contributing to civic tech projects. We need your interest to make it happen!
If you’ve used Firefox, browsed Wikipedia, sshed into a Linux server, or built sites in Python and Django (or even if you don’t know what those are), you’ve used free and open source software (FOSS). You can give back to the community and learn a lot by helping write features, test code, and fix bugs in FOSS. Anyone can contribute! OpenHatch (http://openhatch.org/) is leading a workshop at Columbia and Rutgers to help people make their first contribution (http://columbia.openhatch.org/), and we want to bring it to Princeton. CodeMontage also has a great list of projects at http://codemontage.com/projects.