[tor-project] Idea for the Tor open hackdays

Silvia [Hiro] hiro at torproject.org
Fri Aug 25 12:01:31 UTC 2017

Hi Arturo,

This is great. And it is something that could generally help people to
start working on something. Some projects highlight entry level bugs and
do something like this:



Talk soon,

On 25/08/17 13:50, Arturo Filastò wrote:
> Hi Tor people,
> I would like to propose an idea for the Tor open hackdays at the
> Montreal dev meeting.
> I think we can improve how people coming to the Open hackdays are
> guided towards finding some interesting Tor related project to hack on.
> If I were a new comer, showing up to the open hackday I would probably
> have a hard time figuring out:
> a. What are all the various projects that Tor is working on and which
> ones would be most suited for my interests and skills
> b. Who are the people that I should be speaking to in order to get
> guidance on what and how to hack on a thing
> Given this, what I would like to propose is that we have a very
> minimal agenda for the first part of day 1 of the Open hack days,
> where 1 representative from each Tor team (or project) or anybody else
> interested in pitching their idea, gives a 10 minute max presentation
> telling people:
> - What is the project they are working on
> - What are some of the open problems/things they would like people to
> hack on
> - What sort of skills are needed in order to hack on them
> - Who they should speak to
> - If there is some sort of semi-planned designated time and location
> mention that too
> I would make the whole thing also open for people from the community
> to pitch their own ideas and recruit people to join them.
> What do you think?
> ~ Arturo
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