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Grace Hopper Celebration Open Source Day 2014

The Grace Hopper Open Source Day is intended to introduce participants to rapid development of FOSS applications in a collective coding setting.

Ready, set, go!

Install the Eden development environment

We encourage everyone to install a developer's environment on your computer prior to the event. While we will be able to help you install the software on October 8 OSD, it is never too early to get started. You should visit our developer’s page for instructions on how to set up a developer’s environment. You can install directly on your machine or use a virtual machine. Develop

Sign a Contributor License Agreement

The Sahana Software Foundation requires a contributor license agreement from anyone contributing code to the Sahana codebases. This is a simple agreement that ensures our enduring right to redistribute any code you may have written without restriction. You may download and return a form prior to the event or complete a paper copy at the Open Source Day. You may still participate with Sahana even if you do not wish to sign a CLA, but we will not be able to merge any code patches you submit for integration with our project.

The IRC channel

We're going to take over the Eden IRC channel: #sahana-eden on freenode. If you don't already have an IRC client, the easiest way to connect is to use freenode's web chat client.

  • To post a message, type in the text box, type Enter.
  • To get someone's attention, type their nick anywhere in your message. (Use sparingly -- this will ring bells / flash lights on their machine.)

Feel free to introduce yourself to the community now before GHC Open Source Day begins.

Need Help?

If you have questions about setting up a Sahana Eden developer's environment or about working with the Sahana Software Foundation at the Grace Hopper Open Source Day or anything else related to the event, please feel free to contact ghc [at] sahanafoundation [dot] org.

GHC 2014 Project: Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) DESIGN/BLUEPRINT

Link to the details

GHC 2014 Project: Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) UI CODING

GHC 2014 Project: Improvements to Eden Pivot-Tables and Charts and Migration to D3 UI

Skills Needed

This set of OSD tasks involve largely client-side web development. Familiarity with javascript, jQuery, and particularly D3 is important. Other helpful but not required areas of client-side experience: jQuery/flot; calls to JSON web services. Server-side coding, using Python and Web2Py, will not be required [with 1 possible exception TBD], though general understanding of those areas and database queries won’t hurt.

Link to all the gory details


Join the WebEx session

We'll go over some basics by screen sharing. Join this session:

Attend our Virtual Training September 30

We are holding a virtual training for new Sahana Eden software developers on September 30 at 7:30 PM EDT. This is timed and designed for participants at the Open Source Day.

For those not able to attend this session, please see our training page for links to all training materials.

Alternative Projects

Sahana Eden has tasks for persons with a range of skills. Those with some working knowledge of the Python programming language will be able to easily get started working on Sahana Eden to contribute to bug fixes or feature enhancement. Those with advanced Python skills can consider customization or developing new modules. Database design and SQL skills are also useful.

For those wishing to work on Sahana Eden independently of the facilitated task of working on the Transport Module, we maintain lists of tasks for new contributors to work on. These may be found on our Eden wiki on our main projects page at Projects. There are listed projects in several categories, including:

The non-coding and basic coding projects are usually most appropriate for tackling during events like codeathons.


Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.