jQuery Foundation Developer Summit

New York, NY

in partnership with

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Open Source is for Everyone

A weekend of learning about - and contributing to - real open source projects with peers and the jQuery Foundation community.

The jQuery Developer Summit is a free three-day event aimed at making open source accessible to, and inclusive of, members of underrepresented groups. Participants of all skill levels and disciplines will learn best practices and essential skills from current open source contributors and project representatives, and will leave having made contributions to an open source project that interests them.

We're excited to celebrate a few firsts:

Thanks to food & venue sponsor DigitalOcean, we'll keep you fed all weekend long as we dig into the tools and projects that power the open web. Space at the summit will be extremely limited, so we're asking that folks apply to participate. Before you do that, keep reading to find out what's in store!

Skills

Over the course of the weekend, all participants will exercise skills including:

Disciplines

Participants will work in teams made up of members of different disciplines, ensuring that everyone can make a meaningful contribution in line with their strengths and interests. These include:

Projects

Participants will work alongside project team members, making contributions in all these disciplines to popular open source projects, including:

Program

Friday, October 16

7:00PM - 11:00PM
Event Kickoff

Registration, Preparation, and Celebration

Come get checked in to the event and mingle with your fellow participants and project contributors over some food and drinks. We'll take this opportunity to get to know you and make sure everyone is prepared for the weekend.

Saturday, October 17

9:00 - 10:00
Registration / Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00
Speaking Program

We'll start the day with some talks on a number of topics related to different technologies and conventions around contributing to open source. Speakers will cover topics like Git, command line, debugging and developer tools, virtual machines, testing, triage, documentation and more.

Speaker and session details to come.

12:00 - 12:30
Discipline Introduction

Take this time to meet the folks that will be leading the afternoon working sessions. Groups will be divided by discipline like documentation, testing, issue triage, etc. Find one or more that seem interesting to you to learn more about.

12:30 - 1:30
Lunch
1:30 - 3:30
Working Sessions

Dive into one of the working sessions and learn about different aspects of contributing to and running an open source project. Feel free to mingle and sit in on multiple sessions and dig into aspects of open source to which you would like to contribute.

3:30 - 4:00
Break
4:00 - 6:00
Working Sessions Continued

Continue working in groups by discipline to build the open source muscle memory and fluency you need to feel comfortable contributing to projects tomororw!

Sunday, October 18

9:00 - 10:00
Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00
Speaking Program

We'll kick off the second day with some short talks introducing the projects we'll be working on and other principles to keep in mind as we collaborate.

Speaker and session details to come.

11:00 - 12:30
Working Sessions

Take this time to meet the folks that will be leading the afternoon working sessions. Groups will be divided to work across disciplines to work on contributing to open source projects, helping to make projects that are useful to us even more useful to others.

12:30 - 1:30
Lunch
1:30 - 3:30
Working Sessions

Dive into one of the working sessions and learn about different aspects of contributing to and running an open source project. Feel free to mingle and sit in on multiple sessions and dig into different open source projects.

3:30 - 4:00
Break
4:00 - 5:00
Wrapping Up Working Sessions

Keep working in project teams!

5:00 - 6:00
Show & Tell

We'll regroup to share our contributions and talk about all the cool stuff we've learned and done!

6:30 - 10:00
Social Event

After two day of hard work, come out, unwind, and wax poetic about the future (and the weekend just past) with new friends and colleagues.

Details TBD

Location:

DigitalOcean HQ, 101 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013

Venue: DigitalOcean HQ

Closest subway stations: 1 to Canal Street; A, C, E to Canal Street. Please have a photo ID ready to show building security the day of the event. The name on your photo ID must match the name on your application (don't worry; we will have a separate field for you to indicate what name you go by for the event).

Apply to Participate!

The jQuery Foundation Developer Summit (October 16-18, 2015) is a three-day event focused on making open source accessible to members of underrepresented groups. The event will include workshops to give participants experience utilizing certain concepts and tools such as Git. In addition, there will be a project component and participants will break off into teams, focusing on either triaging, coding, testing, or writing documentation.

Since there are limited spots available, we ask that you fill out this entire application to be considered for a spot. We are looking for individuals from underrepresented groups including — but not limited to — people of color, women, LGBTQIA individuals, etc. who have a strong desire to learning more about open source and making meaningful contributions to open source projects.

Applications to the Developer Summit close on Sunday, September 27th and participants will be notified by Monday, October 5th.

While the event is free to all chosen participants, we cannot provide assistance with travel and accommodation for individuals traveling to the event outside of New York City.

Got questions for us before you apply? Get in touch with us on Twitter at @jqcon or e-mail us at [email protected].

Sponsors

Sponsoring the jQuery Developer Summit is a great opportunity to connect with a diverse group of developers who are passionate about getting engaged with the web platform. Get in touch with us at [email protected] for more information on how you can contribute to an inspiring weekend and begin the relationships that can have a long-term impact on your organization.

Conduct

The jQuery Foundation believes that everyone deserves a thoroughly pleasant event experience, regardless of who they are. We adhere to the jQuery Foundation Code of Conduct and expect that all of our speakers, attendees, and volunteers will do the same.