[Devel] I like OpenHatch, so I made this video about you
asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Nov 4 20:31:41 UTC 2010
Hey cool development people!
Around three months ago (maaaan I'm behind), I went to the education
summit before LinuxCon in Boston. The neat people at
TeachingOpenSource.org invited me to talk about OpenHatch.
It was also the first talk I gave since Raffi left to go to grad school.
In the past, when I said "we" in public about OpenHatch, I meant us two,
since we started the tech behind the website. But now we have a whole
bunch of cool people on this Devel list and making contributions through
git and IRC chats. So now whenever I say "we", it means you! I've been
kind of slow with OpenHatch stuff lately, but it's been really heartening
to see all the contributions recently from people.
Anyway, it went unusually well. There's a video (in Ogg Theora). I really
recommend watching it; I think it explains the site, the community, and
the history pretty well!
You can also read a write-up summary by Máirín Duffy at
-- it's pretty far toward the bottom, in a section called "Using OpenHatch
to find student projects and mentors".
Also, I really like it when other people keep the discussion going on this
list. It means a lot to me, so the first person to reply to the list with
some meaningful comment about the video gets a hand-written thank you card
from me. The first and second people to reply to this list with a comment
get to know that they're making the list a friendlier place.
P.S. I'm going to use my asheesh.org for the devel list, since apparently
I'm not very good at reading my openhatch.org email address.
Q: What's a WASP's idea of open-mindedness?
A: Dating a Canadian.
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