Thu, 2015-08-27 21:00

Do you want to contribute to Eclipse, but don't know how? Is there a bug that's been bothering you, or a feature that's missing, and you want to know how to make a patch that will be accepted by the project? Or do you just want to feel like you're part of the community? Then come to the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon!



Eclipse committers will be on hand to help you set up your development environment, navigate the code, run tests, and submit your patch. You decide what you want to work on, or — if you want to contribute but aren't sure how — select from our list of issues that can be resolved with about an hour's worth of effort.

There are, of course, many other ways to contribute: help by testing Eclipse downloads and creating bug reports, build Oomph profiles that will help you share your development configuration, or work with experts to build tests for your code.

The Hackathon will start on Tuesday afternoon after the keynote, and end on Wednesday. Hours:

  • Tuesday, 3 November: 15:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday, 4 November: 10:00 - 22:00



Pair programming is encouraged; if you don't already have a pair programming partner, we'll help you find one.



Eclipse Foundation onsite staff will help you create an Eclipse account, sign a Contributor License Agreement (CLA), and navigate the intellectual property due diligence process. We want to help you be successful!

If you're an Eclipse committer, the hacking area will also be available for you to collaborate face-to-face with colleagues that you might normally only "see" virtually. Come and work on those hard problems that can only be solved face-to-face. The Hackathon space is yours!

And, be sure to check out Wayne Beaton's blog for details about how you can get ready for the Hackathon!

Even more questions about the Hackathon? Email us.