Sufjan, our mascot, a baby penguin!OpenHatch is a non-profit dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors with communities, tools, and education.

We provide online tools for new contributors

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We organize and support outreach events
Open Source Comes to Campus
    Through workshops at colleges, we teach the next generation of students how to participate in open source communities.
In-Person Event Handbook
    We share advice on running successful sprints, hackathons, and workshops with new contributors to open source projects.
Outreach events email discussion list
    We help people who organize free software-related outreach events learn from each other.
Affiliated Events
    We help organizers run outreach events, including workshops with Python user groups to improve their gender diversity.

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