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Building packages from source tutorial - announcement RFC


This is a draft announcement for the tutorial, comments are still very
much welcome.  It can also be edited directly at:

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The DW project and OpenHatch project are pleased to invite everybody
to a new "Build It" event.

We are convinced that there are a lot of people out there that want to
get involved with Free Software but don't know where to start.  In
Debian, the first step for beginning to contribute is usually just
building a package from source.

The Debian Women project, in collaboration with the OpenHatch project,
will be holding an IRC event to help people that want to build their
first Debian package from source, and apply their first patch.

The event

On Saturday May 7th, two tutorial sessions will be held on
#debian-women on irc.debian.org to help people do their first package

The earlier session, 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

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

Intended public

This event is aimed to anyone who wants to build a debian package for
the first time, it's a simple task that doesn't require any previous
knowledge, only a working Debian installation.  We want to
particularly encourage women who want to get involved, to take their
first steps in contributing to Free Software, but everybody is

About Debian Women

The Debian Women project seeks to balance and diversify the Debian
Project by actively engaging with interested women and encouraging
them to become more involved with Debian. http://women.debian.org

About OpenHatch

OpenHatch is an open source community aiming to help newcomers find
their way into free software projects. It works towards this goal
through on-line and in-person outreach events. http://openhatch.org/

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