Like other hackathons, IndiaHacks has experienced a large increase in participation since it began two years ago. In the most recent event, 2,300 people participated, and more than 50,000 people have registered already for 2016, including 10,000 for the open source track.
Holding a successful doc sprint requires some thought and planning. Here are five lessons learned from years of both organizing sprints and observing other people's sprints at Open Help.
Teachers learn how to create curriculum courses through a sprint. The sprint was supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to investigate the potential for student learning from a professional open source community (called "vertical teaming").
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered... Read more
The true potential of collaborative initiatives around the world is yet to be known. However, a sneak preview will take place on March 20, when hundreds of communities, networks, and institutions from widely diverse backgrounds and hailing from over 20 countries get together and take part in a... Read more
The 2012 Developer Conference (held at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic) included talks on numerous topics and had several side events in smaller rooms. Most of them were practical workshops focused on a certain technology or project. Aslak Knutsen had two of them--the first one focused... Read more