Python Ireland has been kind enough to invite us to PyCon Ireland 2014! It’s happening on the weekend of October 11th and 12th and then we have an entire room to ourselves during the sprints on Monday, October 13th.
Stephen Murphy will be leading a FirefoxOS App workshop. Stephen is a member of Mozilla Ireland, a Mozilla Rep, and works as a web developer in Dublin. He likes Open Source, communities, and hacking on FxOS.
Stephen will lead attendees through the details of FxOS, how they can make their first app for it with App Manager, WebIDE, and much more.
Throughout the day, Ian Connolly will be leading a bug-fix sprint on a variety of Mozilla’s projects that are used everyday to build, test, and release their software.
Ian is a CS student at Trinity College and has just finished an internship with the Release Engineering team at Mozilla in San Francisco. He likes craft beer, good food, the open web, and all things F/OSS.
We’ll get new contributors up to speed on the processes involved, such as the use of Bugzilla and Github. We’ll expand test coverage, documentation, and hopefully close a few bugs too!
In the afternoon, we’ll be putting together an Intro to Rust group for anyone who is curious to learn about the language and we’ll hack on that and the above activities until we get chased out of the building!
The sprints are free and open to all so the more the merrier! Though if you are planning on attending, you should give the PyCon IE crew a heads-up by registering via http://python.ie/pycon/2014/sprints/
Mind you, if you have that weekend free then there is no better place for a lover of code to be than main event of PyCon Ireland! Awesome speakers, wonderful workshops, and a fantastic, friendly atmosphere. Go grab one of the remaining tickets! =D
P.S. We’ll upload some prerequisites a few days ahead of the event – basically stuff like making sure Python is installed on your machine really