[IPython-dev] Introduction to contributing to IPython

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 14:34:34 EST 2012

OK, I'm intending to get people to fix some quickfix bugs.

Can I ask everyone to leave the issues tagged quickfix, until our
meeting at the end of this month? Also, if you find any more bugs that
can be easily fixed by new contributors, please make sure they're
tagged, and we'll have a go at tackling them.

Hopefully we can have a few pull requests by the end of the session.

Best wishes,

On 15 February 2012 11:18, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> My local Python user group is looking to do a session on contributing
> to open source Python projects, letting people get their hands dirty
> with some code during the session. I've suggested it could be based on
> IPython, since I'm familiar with the codebase.
> What sort of things could people make reasonable progress with in a
> couple of hours? Is there a useful extension that could be written
> without having to understand too much of IPython's internals? Should
> people tackle quickfix bugs (I see 2 open at present)?
> Fernando, I know you've run something a bit like this before, so I
> guess you have some thoughts on how to go about it.
> To give you an idea of the format: there's usually about 10-20 people,
> who divide into groups of 2 or 3 for the coding. People will bring
> their own laptops, and there's wifi in the room. Everyone's broadly
> familiar with Python code, but I doubt anyone (besides me) will have
> looked at the IPython codebase before.
> Thanks,
> Thomas

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