Upcoming Debian Bug Squashing Parties

February 15th, 2012

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few months Bug Squashing Parties (BSPs) will take place in several countries. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the BTS to make other contributions to the Debian project, such as translating package descriptions or improving the wiki. Debian developers will be present to help contributors understand how the project works and to help get fixes into Debian.

During the coming weekend, 17-19 February, a BSP will be held at the IRILL offices in Paris, France. This event will also be an opportunity for potential contributors to meet Debian Developers or Maintainers. Numerous regular contributors will attend this BSP and can help newcomers to fix their first bugs. For organizational reasons, registering on the Debian wiki is mandatory.

On 2-4 March, a BSP will be held in Cambridge, UK: people interested in attending it are invited to add their names to its wiki page.
During the same weekend, 2-4 March, a BSP will also be held at credativ offices in Mönchengladbach, Germany: more information is available on the Debian wiki.
The following weekend another BSP will take place, on 10-11 March: Perth Linux Users Group is organizing a Debian Bug Squashing Party at the University Computer Club in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit its wiki page.
Over 11-13 May, another Debian BSP will be held in the UK, at York. For this BSP, however, there is an upper limit of ten to twelve attendees, for logistical reasons. For more information visit the wiki page.

If you want to organize a BSP, you can find all the necessary information on this wiki page. The Debian Project invites all users and contributors to attend these events and make Wheezy ready for release sooner!

About Debian

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Contact Information

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