This year’s GUADEC is approaching and I can already feel people’s excitement while talking about our annual conference. It is important that we benefit from having so many GNOMies together in the same location to help the next generation to get started in our project. For this reason, we are planning a workshop during the first day of the BoFs (check our wiki page for more info).
The Newcomers Workshop aims at helping newcomers solve their first Gitlab issue. Historically, Carlos Soriano has championed the initiative (thank Carlos when you see him) and I have participated, guiding dozens of people in the universities here in Brno. In the past, other community members were organizing the workshop all over the world. We plan to expand the initiative by having even more GNOME contributors organizing similar events at a local level.
In the workshop we go step-by-step in the GNOME Newcomers Guide, making sure nobody gets stuck on anything. As simple as that. The more GNOME developers participate the better, since we can benefit from their project-specific expertise.
The workshop is taking place on August 26th, and anybody interested in making their first contribution is welcome! Save the date!