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Debian Women & OpenHatch package rebuilding tutorials on IRC

Debian Women project logoAre you enthusiastic about Debian and thinking about contributing? If yes, then the Debian Women project and the OpenHatch project want to teach you the basics.

They’ll be will be holding an IRC event on Saturday 7th May to help people that want to compile their first Debian package from source, and apply their first patch.

Debian Women and OpenHatch are convinced that there are a lot of people out there who want to get involved with free software but don’t know where to start. For Debian, the most common task you’ll do as a contributor is rebuilding a package.

Turning to the event itself, two tutorial sessions will be held on Saturday 7th May on the #debian-women channel on to help people rebuild a package for the first time.

The earlier session, which is suggested for those that live in Oceania, Asia, Africa and Europe, will be held at 11:00 UTC. The later session, suggested for those that live in the Americas, will be held at 22:00 UTC. If you’re unsure of your time zone, you can find out the exact time in your time zone by using the time zone converter.

There will be people available to answer questions and generally help out with any difficulties that might arise all along the day.

Open Hatch logoThis event is aimed to anyone who wants to rebuild a Debian package for the first time; this is a simple task that doesn’t require any previous knowledge, just a working installation of Debian (or Ubuntu, or other Debian-based system). Debian Women and OpenHatch particularly want to encourage women who want to get involved and take their first steps in contributing to free software, but everybody is welcome.

Click here to see the announcement in other languages (Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese).

Hat tip: Llanos