We believe that, in technology generally and open source particularly, there are enthusiastic people waiting to get involved. Our events are about finding those people and offering to empower them with technology and tech communities.
We focus on bringing new people into existing communities; we want our outreach efforts to be visible to existing community members, and the communities form a supportive group for newcomers. Our events are tools that communities can use to grow, in size and diversity.
Anyone in the community can make an event that's affiliated with OpenHatch. And there are a few events that we have run ourselves.
The best way to stay in touch about an event, upcoming or past, is to join the Events email list ».
 Affiliated events
OpenHatch refers to a movement of free software and programming communities that want to be more welcoming and diverse.
If that's you, we'd love to have you be a part of our community!
 Events that are "part of" OpenHatch
Some events are run particularly by OpenHatch the non-profit organization, and our staff. Those we call "part of OpenHatch."
We maintain that distinction so that we (the OpenHatch non-profit organization) can be clear with the community about what we (the org) "take credit" for. Events that are "part of" OpenHatch should also conform to the community norms that all "affiliated" events conform to.
This page documents the outreach events and presentations that are part of OpenHatch.
 Outreach events
 Ongoing efforts
- Open Source Comes to Campus
- Ongoing since March 2011: Boston Python Workshop (that inspired PyStar, PyLadies, and the Montreal workshop). This effort includes monthly Project nights. These are co-hosted with the Boston Python Meetup.
 Past events
- In person, Sep 17, 2011: Software Freedom Day 2011 Boston, a day of talks and workshops aimed both at existing community members and new ones, to sharpen their community skills and showcase the active world of free software and community in the Boston area.
- In person, July 2011: Scala Crash Course for women and their friends, co-hosted with Scalathon.
- Online, May 2011: Debian-Women Build It event
- Online, April 2011: First Build it events.
- Skillshare intro to Python
 Event planning resources
We keep a set of event logistics resources on this wiki. Use them for your events!