Hyperledger is once again sponsoring the annual AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration as a way of supporting leaders and future women technologists in our global community. Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation are committed to supporting women-led initiatives centered around recruitment and engagement like AnitaB.org.
This year, Hyperledger is putting its resources behind Open Source Day (OSD), an all-day hackathon for participants of all skill levels to learn about open source while contributing to projects designed to solve real world problems. OSD will be held October 1 as part of this year’s Grace Hopper Celebrations (vGHC).
During OSD, the women taking part will spend the day diving into the open source world to level up their skills and start contributing code. Participants will work in groups and with the mentors for hands-on learning, tailored to their experience level.
Hyperledger is an official Open Source Partner Project for OSD and is teaming with maintainers from four Hyperledger projects to introduce participants to its diverse ecosystem. Maintainers from these projects will on hand as guides to both the Hyperledger technologies and the code contribution process:
- Hyperledger Besu, an Ethereum client designed to be enterprise-friendly for both public and private permissioned network use cases;
- Hyperledger Cactus, a blockchain integration tool designed to allow users to securely integrate different blockchains;
- Hyperledger Indy, a framework that provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers; and
- Firefly, a Hyperledger Lab, a multiparty system for enterprise data flows, powered by blockchain.
For each of these projects, the maintainers have compiled an array of pull requests or tasks that are tagged as “Good First Issues” that participants can tackle as their initial code contributions to Hyperledger. These triaged, non-documentation requests include everything from bug fixes to enhancements to security plug-ins. For those who want to challenge themselves or move deeper into a project, the Hyperledger Cactus list is broken down based on level of experience:
We want to thank our maintainers Anastasia Lalamentik (FireFly), Grace Hartley (Besu), Justin Florentine (Besu), Linlu Liu (FireFly), Nicko Guyer (FireFly), Peter Somogyvar (Cactus), Renata Toktar (Indy), and Tracy Kuhrt (Cactus) for offering their time and expertise to OSD. They will play a vital role in welcoming the Grace Hopper community into the world of open source and setting them up for success as contributors to Hyperledger and other projects.