Activities

We’re dedicated to connecting your Club to the best open source activities on the web. By participating in the activities below your Club will develop new skills, contribute to innovative web technologies, and be part of a powerful network of students and professionals, dedicated to keeping the web a global public resource, open and accessible to all.

If you have an idea for a new open source activity that you'd like us to feature, please submit it here.

 

In order to use and build the web as a global public resource people must have the skills to read, write, and participate online. Under this tab you'll find activities that will develop your Club's skills and learn how to build for the open source ecosystem.

Learn & Master Git

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.

Commons

Contribute to Open Source on GitHub

Open source software is thriving on GitHub. Anyone can get involved and it's easy, too. This guide covers the basics about what to look for and what to do when contributing to open source projects.

Suggested Goals:

  • # of pull requests made
  • # of projects forked
Meme

Learn how to build HTML5 Games

This Activity will help you build your first HTML5 game in 16 lessons using the Phaser framework. It is prepared especially for beginners and you can use it to learn it yourself or teach others in your Campus Club

Suggested Goals:

  • # of games developed
Privacy

In order for the web to remain open to all we need skilled communities of makers and innovators developing and supporting robust technologies that keep it open and accessible to all. Look here for challenging activities, contests, and projects for your Club to get invovled with.

Build your Virtual World!

Virtual Reality is a rapidly growing technology with the potential to change the way we exprience the web as a whole. With a huge number of applications, it is useful for both fun activities as well as serious research for the benefit of mankind.

Help bring this new kind of open technology to the web by using an awesome open source web framework, A-FRAME, with HTML! Create Virtual Reality experiences that play right in your web browser and are supported by Vive, Rift, desktop and mobile platforms.

Your Mission: learn the basics of A-Frame so that your Club can create a virtual version of your University. Are you ready?

WebVR
I AM READY

Throw a Rust Hack & Learn Event

The Rust programming language will be important to the future of the web, making it safe and great. Having more developers understand, use and evangelize this language will advance make the web better and more secure.

Suggested Goals:

Rust

In order for the web to stay open and accessible to all people need to feel safe online and know how to fight for and defend against the biggest challenges and opportunities that face the internet today.

Maker Party: Fight to Change Copyright

The power of the internet lies in its openness — the web is a level playing field where everyone can create, share, remix, and express themselves

But in the European Union, the current copyright legal framework undermines this trait. Help keep the web open by rallying your campus around the campaign for copyright reform.

By doing so, we can shift this debate and harness this once in a generation moment to make a real difference by enacting progressive, modern reform of copyright law in the EU.

Suggested Goals:

  • # of petitions signed
Change Copyright

Maker Party: PostCrimes for Copyright

Help reform problematic copyright laws by making digital postcards and sending them to lawmakers.

Suggested Goals:

  • # of postcards sent
Post Crimes

Tor on Campus

Help anonymized internet connections travel faster so that people can use the Internet safely and more efficiently, by advocating for a Tor node on your university and college campuses.

Suggested Goals:

  • # of Tor Nodes
Tor Challenge