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#Online event: Open Source Project: Automating Cloud Desktop Development Environments

Ημερομηνία/Ώρα
Date(s) - 07/07/2021
19:15 - 23:00

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Zoom room opens at 6.15, meetup starts at 6.30.

Spend an evening collaborating with others on a real open source project to automate spinning up on-demand development environments for any configuration and requirement. All experiences welcome.

👉 Today’s project: Cloud Desktop for automating on-demand, shared development environments

🎉 About the project:
Setting up development environments poses a barrier for new contributors wanting to support open-source projects. What if we could enable open-source projects to spin-up development environments on-demand? What if these used-up compute and memory resources only for the time it was needed? What if these were hosted on cloud so pairs or teams of developers could collaborate and develop together?

We will collaborate on a Cloud Desktop project that simplifies quickly spinning up development machines that have the necessary dependencies and configuration for the project and addresses the above issue.

Join the session to learn about and contribute to this project. No prior experience is necessary and any software development experience would be advantageous.

https://github.com/mob-programming-meetup/cloud-desktop

🔜 About the session goal:
We will start from a Node.js Proof-of-Concept (https://bit.ly/cloud-desktop-poc) which demonstrates how to create a Windows VM in the Google Cloud and runs a Powershell install script for a basic software setup. There are amazing JavaScript frameworks out there, which allow to create a command line tool relatively easily, which we will use to wrap the functionality and make the tool more user (geek) friendly :)

A more detailed description of the overall idea is described here: https://github.com/mob-programming-meetup/cloud-desktop/issues/2

👉 YOUR PROJECT HERE

Tell us about your project, you would like to work on during a ensemble-programming session. It’s a great way to get new ideas from passionate developers who are interested in open source and collaborative programming. If you like, we can help you select a suitable first task, prepare a collaboration environment, and co-facilitate your first session(s).

About the meetup:

“How can we work together as a team without waiting, distraction, interruption, or multitasking?”
— Woody Zuill, the discoverer of ensembl (aka mob) programming

Software development is a team sport and ensemble-programming a.k.a. mob-programming can be one way to improve team collaboration and reduce waste.

➡️ Join the event and help us creating a ensemble-programming community.

✅ Everybody is welcome, no matter if you tried ensemble-programming before or are curious to try it for the first time. Also, it doesn’t matter if you are already programming for decades or just getting started. Understanding the basic principles of any programming language will be enough. Usually, there is a good mixture of experience levels in each ensemble.

🧪 Our idea is to work on real projects, but we still want to mainly focus on ensemble-programming and the team process. The actual contribution (Pull-Request) to a project is a secondary goal. Although we still think the chances of submitting a PR are good, the limited time of the event might impose a risk of finishing up with a PR only partially ready. Which is okay as long as we are having fun and learn something on the way 😃

🕗 Time schedule:
6.15 – Zoom room opens. Prep time to get ready for official start.
6.30 – Official start
9.45 – Wrap-up
10.00 – Post-event discussions (optional)

We follow a Code of Conduct for all our events in order to create the best experience possible for all attendees: https://bostonsoftwarecrafters.com/code-of-conduct

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