I'm hosting a small Debian BSP in Brooklyn

The time has come for NYC Debian folks to gather. I've bravely volunteered to host a local bug squashing party (or BSP) in late June.


I'm an existing contributor, what should I work on?

The focus of this BSP is to give existing contributors some dedicated time to work on their projects. I don't have a specific outcome in mind. I do not plan on tagging bugs specifically for the BSP, but that shouldn't stop you from doing so if you want to.

Personally, I am going to spend some time on fixing the alternatives logic in the clojure and clojure1.8 packages.

If you don't really have a project you want to work on, but you're interested in helping mentor new contributors that show up, please get in touch.

I'm a new contributor and want to join but I have no idea what I'm doing!

At some point, that was all of us!

Even though this BSP is aimed at existing contributors, you are welcome to attend! We'll have a dedicated mentor available to coordinate and help out new contributors.

If you've never contributed to Debian before, I recommend you check out "How can you help Debian?" and the beginner's HOWTO for BSPs in advance of the BSP. I also wrote a tutorial and blog post on packaging that might help. Remember, you don't have to code or build packages to make valuable contributions!

See you there!

Happy hacking.