Let’s get the important bits out of the way first.
I have been both, busy and lazy. Mea culpa.
But the new FOSS.training’s aka DGPLUG Summer Training cohort begins tomorrow, the 25th of July, 2022 (6.30pm IST). Come, join!

  1. Join the mailing list, here.
  2. Come join the #dgplug irc channel on Libera, because that’s where the training will be conducted.

So, what is it?

The summer training is short-ish, couple of months-ish long, series of meetups on irc.1
Mentors come. Students gather. A cohort forms.
And we learn all about the free and open source world.
If you’re a young person, looking to learn the culture and the tacit knowledge of how the free and open source or someone older or if you feel like someone who is on the outside looking in, all are welcome.

From learning tactical things like communication skills, or basic programming to the more important things like, the importance of our culture, we aim to communicate all of this, so that you get a good grounding in becoming an open source contributer.

This year, will be our 15th cohort.
And folks from all walks of life have come and better their lives and gained opportunities thanks to the skills they’ve learnt.
Even more important though, are the people you will meet on this journey and the friendships you will make.
Pradhvan, Farhaan, Bhavin, Nabarun, Sayan, Trishna, Chandan, Kushal, Anwesha, and Priyanka are all friends, I have made here.2
You could be next friend I make :)

Anwesha has more about past attendees and the mentor’s posts in her announcement post.
Kushal has been writing about his journey through these years on his blog.
Read more about the training on the main website.
And if you decide to take the plunge, here’s a good before you start guide.

Hope to see you all there!
And oh, here’s to the places we will go!

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  1. All the -ish’s are because, the training in fact never ends. We hang around and keep learning. ↩︎

  2. and lots more. Apologies to all the people, I haven’t listed here :) ↩︎