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03 May 2014

Where to Find Free Software/Open Source Projects

The slides to my PyCon US 2014 are online here: Original HHGT FOSS talk slides (SpeakerDeck).

I had too much content. Therefore there was a much longer version of the presentation that has been put online here: HHGT FOSS talk slides extended version (SlideShare).

This snippet though was specifically requested in this tweet by @JordiRiera_cg:

https://openhatch.org

https://github.com/explore
http://sourceforge.net/p/forge/helpwanted/
http://teachingopensource.org/
https://opensource.com/ (redhat)
http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/
http://contribute.jquery.org/

There were actually more resources when I was exploring this:

http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/294/how-can-i-find-a-good-open-source-project-to-join
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/43649/how-to-get-involved-in-an-open-source-project
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/38881/how-to-find-opensource-projects-looking-for-help
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6774311
http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2013/01/03/starting-open-source-project/
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/03/ask-stack-how-can-i-find-a-good-open-source-project-to-join/

http://www.itworld.com/print/356932
http://beta.slashdot.org/story/186329

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Introduction
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=452836


The entire talk was constructed using a js/jquery tool called shower with a django backend of my own devising which is all online here: elena/hhgt-fossd (actually this is the whole blow-by-blow construction of the talk which is both fascinating and scary to revisit). Which mean that the output is also entirely in html, so I will endeavour to put a static version publicly online. I did some things to the stylings that broke shower in most browsers, but made for a nice finished product, but something we're all just going to live with as I'm not revisiting it (unless I have to) as this presentation took a serious chunk of time to put together which was taken from other projects which I'm now working hard to return.




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