If you are reading this then you are quite likely a Jazoon 2010 attendee looking for more information about the mysterious “Hackergarten Jazoon” session blocked in your Wednesday night conference schedule. Welcome Aboard! Here is what you can expect:
- A room will be announced when we know it
- Drinks and food will be provided by Canoo
- During the evening, everyone will try to contribute in some way to an open source software project.
Here are some of the contributions we made at past Hackergartens:
- A Twitter plugin for the Gradle build system
- A Growl/Notification plugin for Gradle
- Several Swing related plugins for the Griffon application framework
- A Grails Elastic Search plugin
- An inhancement to the Groovy language to aid logging
We have several ideas for projects to work on, but please feel free to show up with your own or leave a comment here with your idea. The past events have been Groovy focused, but Java, Scala, Clojure or whatever are all perfect. A few of the speakers have said they would attend and Griffon project lead Andres Almiray will be there. Pairing with an expert is a wonderful way to learn.
As people show up we Canooies will help you find other people with similar interests. Once you have 2-6 people in your group then it is up to you to start working. In the past, the most effective project groups are around 5-6 people, which creates 2 or 3 pair programming teams. Any larger than that and you spend too much time organizing yourselves. Near the end of the night you should wrap up your work and submit a patch to the project. Canooies are around to help you with patches, version control, tools, expertise, or anything else you might need.
Here are some of our project ideas, but please leave a comment here with your own! And remember, you have at most 4 hours so think small. There is no project too small… a 2 line patch is the Open Source developer’s equivalent of a CHF 10 bottle of wine. It might not be appropriate to the current meal, but it is almost always appreciated.
- Griffon-Hudson Plugin similar to the Grails plugin
- Griffon Substance Look and Feel Plugin
- Groovy Static Analysis Rules – Similar to Find Bugs but for Groovy
- Groovy @Log Transformation extensions – There is some small work to do in Groovy Core
- Find Bugs statis analysis rules for Java
- Gradle Find Bugs plugin
- Gradle JavaNCSS plugin
Post your ideas below, and see you on Wednesday.