This page details information for hackfests. A hackfest is a gathering of interested contributors with the goal of contributing new testcases as well as fixing and enhancing existing testcases. Testcases are generally targeted for each hackfest, but all contributions are welcome. Members from the quality team make themselves available during the fests to help streamline contributions. Additional hackfests on specific areas are also held.
Click the date linked below for the specific details on the hackfest.
August 10th, 2013: Testdrive 1000 UTC - 1600 UTC
July 11th, 2013 from 2200 UTC - 2300 UTC
July 9th, 2013 from 1800 UTC - 1900 UTC
July 5th, 2013 from 1300 UTC - 1400 UTC
July 3rd, 2013 from 1800 UTC - 1900 UTC
June 13th, 2013 from 1200 UTC - 2000 UTC
June 4th, 2013 from 1200 UTC - 2000 UTC
May 23rd, 2013 from 1200 UTC - 2000 UTC
March 19th, 2013 from 1200 UTC - 2300 UTC
Feb 1st, 2013 all day
December 13th, 2012 all day
How can I participate?
- Click the date representing the hackfest of interest above and add yourself to hack on something
- Show up on IRC during the scheduled time!
- Even if your not writing tests, there's potential to help other test authors by validating, reviewing, cheerleading, providing feedback, etc
- Review/Sponsor incoming test contributions
How can I prepare?
First read and make sure your setup to contribute
Then, for more information on contributing each type of test, check out the wiki links below to prepare yourself for the hackfest.
What types of tests are being targeted?
Test contributions of all types (automated and manual, etc) are targeted during the hackfests. See the applicable hackfest page linked above under schedule for the specifics.
What can I expect as part of the hackfest?
- A opportunity to learn and get help with contributing tests of all types to ubuntu
- Plenty of hugs from dholbach, balloons by balloons, a discussion on Australian vs British vs American English with thomi, and pitti's and jibel's discourses in french and german
- Seriously, a good time!