Greetings, Austin! If you’re going to OSCON this week, we’d love to meet you. We’ll be at the GitHub booth in the Expo Hall on Wednesday from 10am-7pm and Thursday from 10am-4:30pm. At our booth, you’ll find Open Source Alley, where open source maintainers will present and demo their projects. Throughout the week, you’ll also be able to hear talks from GitHub engineers and product leaders. Check out the schedules below to learn more.
Open Source Alley is a space in the middle of the OSCON Expo Hall alongside the GitHub booth dedicated to open source projects from across the community.
Exercism is a community helping code newbies and experienced programmers level up their programming skills. With practice problems in over 30 different languages, you can try solving programming exercises and get feedback on your solutions from the community. See a demo on Wednesday, May 10, at 10:25am and 2:30pm.
Operation Code empowers the military community to learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future. They work with more than 1,000 members through their online community, and welcome past and present Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard service members, veterans, and military spouses to apply to their programs. See a demo on Wednesday, May 10, at 10:45am and 3:25pm.
Salt is a new approach to automating the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Salt can be used for data-driven orchestration, remote execution for any infrastructure, configuration management for any app stack, and more. See a demo on Wednesday, May 10, at 11:40pm and 3:45pm.
Hospital Run provides the most modern hospital information system possible to the least resourced environments through open source. Its intuitive interface provides a great user experience, and it’s designed to allow records to be carried to remote clinics. See a demo on Wednesday, May 10, at 12:50pm and 5:55pm.
Botkit is a toolkit for making bot applications built to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside messaging platforms. Bots are applications that can send and receive messages, and in many cases, appear alongside their human counterparts as users. See a demo on Wednesday, May 10, at 1:30pm and 6:20pm.
Homebrew is the missing package manager for macOS. If there’s a tool you need on your Mac, then you can almost certainly install it from Homebrew. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 10:20am and 2:30pm.
Keep a Changelog encourages open source projects to maintain a curated, chronologically ordered list of notable changes for each version of a project in a change log. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 10:40am.
Hugo is a fast and modern static website engine, making website creation simple again. Hugo works flexibly with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios, and much more. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 3:15pm.
Beeware is a collection of projects that can be used to help develop, debug, and launch Python software. Each tool follows the Unix philosophy of doing one thing well. Each tool can be used in isolation or they can be chained together to provide a rich set of programming tools. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 11:40am.
Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It drives iOS, Android, and Windows apps using the WebDriver protocol. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 3:30pm.
Open Collective is on a mission to bring sustainable funding to open source. They offer transparent finances to over 200 open communities and have brought in over $200,000. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 12:40pm.
Mimic is a seamless mocking tool that runs inside your browser. It allows you to set a mock programmatically and to test out different scenarios of your application, and share your mocks across your team using your version control system. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 1:00pm and 3:45pm.
Zulip is an open source group chat application optimized for software development teams. It has all the features you’d expect in a modern chat application, and you can run it on your own servers and integrate it with your favorite tools. See a demo on Thursday, May 11, at 1:20pm and 4:00pm.
Thanks to StickerMule for donating stickers to many of these projects so they can give them out to visitors at Open Source Alley.
You’ll also be able to find GitHubbers at OSCON this week, discussing everything from APIs to open source best practices. Stop by their talks and introduce yourself! They’d be happy to chat with you.