Next Tuesday during XDC2011 Chicago
at the Illinois Institute of Technology I am hosting a panel about contributing to Linux and open-source projects
, in particular, X.Org, Mesa, and the Linux kernel, but the information should be largely relevant to any free software project. This discussion panel is largely targeted towards university students and others that aren't yet contributing to upstream projects, with most of the panel participants having begun their Linux contributions prior to graduating from university and then most of them being poached by major open-source companies.
Peter Hutterer, Martin Peres, Corbin Simpson, and Keith Packard were the original participants and now they will be joined by Matt Dew and Kenneth Graunke. Matt works on X.Org documentation, showing that all contributions aren't limited to code. Kenneth began contributing to graphics drivers two years ago while still being a graduate student and was then hired by Intel. I'll be the moderator of this panel.
Any interested individuals in the Chicago area are invited to attend this Q&A panel during the X.Org Developers' Conference. This panel is taking place at 4:00PM on Tuesday, 13 September, at the IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center ballroom. If you're not from the area, you can propose questions in advance using this forum thread
. A video recording will be available afterwards.
More details about this unique panel can be found in this news posting