Open Source Projects
You are a FOSS project and want more input from women? You want to introduce your project to FOSS newcomers? You want some fresh ideas for a hack to get ahead with something you’ve started in your team? You tried all the channels and are still lacking women coders?
Look no longer. Ladies That FOSS is what you need. We match you with some of the most enthusiastic women programmers with an interest in FOSS.
This event aims to bring women into the FOSS movement and join your project for a day. To take part, send us your idea for a one-day hack your team and the participants can work on together. Each project will get four to six newcomers.
The mentors can be of any gender.
Sounds good? Then tell us a little bit about your project and your one-day hack idea:
Wikidata is the free knowledge base anyone can edit. It is part of the Wikimedia movement and supports projects like Wikipedia with a multilingual, structured database.
Firefox is one of the most used web browser and is developed by Mozilla
MediaWiki is a wiki package written in PHP and runs various big websites such as Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.
coala provides a common multiplatform interface for linting and fixing all your code, regardless of the programming language you use. Its convenient user interface eliminates a lot of common tasks for the developer. coala also facilitates people entering the world of open source by providing them valuable feedback on coding standards and formatting. So, in a nutshell coala is a useful abstraction for static code analysis that is applicable to any text based language.
Sourcefabric is the largest open source developer for news media in Europe. Our software powers newsrooms worldwide. Superdesk is our newsroom management system, and Live Blog is our liveblogging app.
Live Blog is an open source web app that enables journalists to provide immediate and ongoing coverage on evolving news events. All the code is available at: https://github.com/superdesk/Live-Blog, the latest version is 3.0.9.
To see Live Blog in action: MTV Video Music Awards.
inventaire is a web application where you can do the inventory of your books, share it with your friends and groups, and keep track of exchanges! This project is the first brick of a larger, more ambitious project: mapping all resources and products with free software and open knowledge.
The server side is a NodeJs server, talking with CouchDB (documents database, MapReduce), LevelDB (caching, secondary indexes), and ElasticSearch (full text search). The (heavy) client side is a web app made with Backbone/Marionette, Handlebars, and SCSS. The whole code base is in CoffeeScript.
Data on books and authors come from Wikidata and Google Books, and will progressively go toward 100% open and contributive data.
LibreOffice is the most actively developed free and open-source office suite, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It comprises programs for word processing, editing the spreadsheets, slideshows, drawings and mathematical formulas, as well as working with databases. LibreOffice has a vibrant, friendly and growing worldwide community and it is translated to more than 100 languages.
RIOT is an operating system for embedded devices written in C. It was built with the Internet of Things and embedded sytems in mind and has a strong emphasis on open standards: among others, it features implementations of 6LoWPAN, IPv6, RPL, CBOR and CoAP.
The small community is growing steadily, counting just above 120 contributors from academia, industry and hobbyist backgrounds.