Time for the next contributor week in Berlin!

The first week of November, we concluded another successful hackweek! We’ve worked on improvements for Nextcloud 17, we focused on Nextcloud 18 and of course spent time together.

Time for the next contributor week!

Now is the time to set a date and work all together again! All Nextcloud contributors are invited to join us on January 13-18, 2020 in Berlin. We will still be hacking on Saturday, January 18, so if you can’t join us during the week days join us on Saturday!

Practical information

Location: Nextcloud GmbH office in Berlin, Germany

Address: Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24, Berlin.

Bring: Your laptop and enthusiasm 😀

How to get in: Once you’re there, ring the bell and find us on the fourth floor

Focus

As usual, there are topics we want to focus on during this week. Nextcloud 18 is on its way, we’ll also plan and work on Nextcloud 19. We hope to help people get involved and look at the state of our apps, preparing for the upcoming release.

What is this Contributor Week you speak of?

If you have known Nextcloud for a while, you may have heard about these focused work weeks when we used to call them “Hackweek”. Contributor weeks or hackweeks are weeks we decide to get together to discuss and work to move Nextcloud forward.

We focus on getting work done and being productive: going through issues, discussing and fixing them, working on our code and so on. Just more together, rather than remote as we typically do! It’s a nextclouders gathering with lots of working and fun!

Travel support

On October 30th, 2018, we released our own program to support diversity in Open Source: Nextcloud Include. With this program, we provide mentoring and internships to people from underrepresented groups in the tech community, and – even more relevant to the topic of this post – we help you to join us at events like our yearly Conference or our Contributor Week! Want to join us in Berlin? Check nextcloud.com/include and get in touch with us to request travel support!

Of course, even for those who aren’t part of underrepresented groups: As usual, all Nextcloud contributors are warmly welcomed to join us! For those among you where financial issues limit travel possibilities, you can email us here, sending some links to your contributions.

In any case, don’t forget to bring your laptop and help us get some work done!

We look forward to seeing ya’ll in Berlin!

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