Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Los Angeles Open Source Hackathon

I want to announce the launch of our new company which we've named Cartwheel! Besides Python and Django consulting, our plan is to support local Los Angeles small business, teach classes, and host events. And our first event is a Los Angeles Open Source Hackathon on February 5th! Space is limited so RSVP before tickets run out!

Open Source Hackathon at Cartwheel

A hackathon (or sprint if we want to be Pythonic) is where a bunch of developers get together to push various projects forward.

Bring your laptop and work on any open source project that you'd like, as long as it's open source. It can be an existing open source project (e.g. Django, Python) or a new one of your own. Leave the work stuff at work!

Got an existing project? Hackathons are a great place to share ideas and perhaps find additional contributors. Let me know and I'll put it in an additional blog post.

New to open source? A beginning developer? We'll help you get started with open source software development and do our best match you to a project that fits what you want to do.

Some projects that may be worked on:
Please RSVP as soon as possible. The $10 ($11.54 with fee) ticket price covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Costs are partially subsidized by Cartwheel. We hope you can join us!

2 comments:

Jim said...

Cool PYDanny. We lack such an ecosystem in Memphis. Did anything come of the evite open source api? Love to add it to an iPhone app.

- Jim

pyDanny said...

Evite didn't show up for the event. But we had a full house anyway. See http://cartwheelweb.com/weblog/2011/02/21/la-open-source-hackathon-recap/

As for the ecosystem, you have to stand it up yourself. That is how Montreal did it and how we are doing it. Just schedule an event and get started. At first only a few people will come - but over time the group will grow.

Good luck!