Find something to work on, within Debian

Speaker: Asheesh Laroia

Type: BoF (45 mins)

Room: Menzies 12

Time: Jul 05 (Tue), 15:00

In this structured session, task-seekers will describe what they like doing, meet currently-active contributors, and find fun, productive things to do as part of the Debian project. If you're excited about contributing to Debian, or if you already are contributing but need help with something, this is the session for you.

Event structure

In detail:

  • All participants will sit down in a round-table BoF setting.

  • Mentees will introduce themselves, including answering a brief questionnaire.

  • The moderator (Asheesh) will summarize the mentee remarks.

  • Mentors will then find mentees who they can offer tasks to. These tasks should be short enough that they can be productively reviewed/merged/uploaded by the end of Debconf.

If you want newcomers to help your Debian subproject, then this is a great event for you!

The event will be a success if mentors and mentees work together, outside the session, over the course of the conference.


  • "Mentee" means someone who is looking for something new to do within the Project.

  • "Mentor" means someone who can offer help, or can offer a task as well as review of the mentee's success at the task, to help them learn.


  1. What's one thing you know about the Debian Project?
  2. What's one thing you like about Debian?
  3. What's one thing you want to learn more about? Not necessarily an element of Debian, just something in your life that you want to learn more about.

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