The Google Open Source Team will be hosting the London Open Source Jam, on Thursday 25th September 2008.

"This time, we're going to have a free-for-all. There is no topic.
Bring whatever you want, as long as its open source!

In the past we've had topics including Web, Java, Linux, Mobile, Productivity
and Distributed Systems. This time round we're opening the floor.

Off topic is the new on topic!"

If you want to come, please RSVP by signing up here:

-- FAQ ---------------------

* What is it?

In a nutshell, it's a pretty informal evening, we ask developers who
have ideas or are already working on them to come and engage others to
collaborate and code for your open source project. In a way, it will
be like what goes on in the corridors, between sessions at a
conference, except without the sessions. So you get to tell others
about your idea and get new interested folks to work on your projects.

* Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to work on a fun project. You may have an idea and
need more help or are already working on an open source project and
want to work with others, or you'd like to get involved in a new open
source project and meet like minded developers. Or perhaps you've got
nothing better to be doing on a Thursday night than hanging around
with a flock of opensourcerers and hack.

* What will be there?

Other interesting people to code with. A space to hang around in.
Computers and wifi. Oh, and lots of delicious food.

* What will happen?

Some people may choose to present a 5 minute lightning talk on what
they're doing. Then little groups will form and people will work
together on code! We'll encourage contributing good things back to
open source projects, or maybe the launch of new projects.

* What shall I bring?

The only thing you really need to bring is yourself. If you have a
laptop you like to develop on, please bring that too.

* Why is it in the evening?

It's intentionally on a school-night as that allows many people to
attend who would struggle during the day because of their job

* What kind of talk should I give?

Five mins lightning talk. If you want to bring slides or a demo,
please do, but don't feel you need to - talking and/or whiteboards is
just as good. Remember your audience are techy open source geeks. If
you feel like giving a talk (and we'd love you if you did), please let
us know.


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