Bring open source to your campus.
Open Source Comes to Campus is a workshop to teach the tools and culture of open source development and to help students impact real projects. Groups at 51 schools have run this event, including 13 women-in-CS organizations. What about your school?Get started Learn more Events
What we provide
A curriculum built to engage students.
Our curriculum covers the practical skills students need to contribute to open source projects, such as using version control, issue trackers, and IRC. It creates connections between students and open source professionals who can explain how the community and culture works. And it gives students the opportunity to make real contributions to active open source projects!
All our materials are online. We're happy to help you adjust the curriculum to meet your needs, and do trainings for any activities or sections you don't feel comfortable with.
Logistical advice and tools
There are a number of logistical hurdles when planning an event, from finding space and checking equipment to ordering the right amount of food. We've got a number of guides and checklists to help you through this process. We'll also provide you with an easy-to-use event website and publicity materials such as email templates, flyer templates, and a shiny publicity website.
Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers
We have a large network of open source enthusiasts who we'll ask to staff your event, and we can help you find new volunteers as well. If possible, an OpenHatch organizer will attend and mentor at your event. We also provide trainings for new mentors, and can help you connect with mentors from specific open source projects you're interested in. If you want to do a career panel via videoconference, we can find you some amazing people currently working in open source to be your panelists.
Our commitment to diversity
We believe in the power of open source to make the world a better place. We also believe that open source needs a broad and diverse group of contributors and community members to do so. We're doing our best to make open source communities more diverse and more welcoming to newcomers - two mutually reinforcing goals. Ever since our first event, we've worked to make Open Source Comes to Campus events fun, safe, and newcomer-friendly and have worked with partners such as women-in-computing organizations to attract diverse participation. We're commited to these goals, as well as to continuous improvement, and we hope you'll join us in our efforts.
Check out upcoming events on our event website!
If you're looking to participate, but you don't want to organize an event, you can still help out. You can volunteer to mentor at an event near you or get your open source projects ready for new contributors. You can also contribute to the OpenHatch project, donate or help us find company sponsorships