Wed, 29 Jan 2014
At this moment, I'm so impressed by what happens in my inbox. I see quotes like these, all referring to events or resources made as part of Open Source Comes to Campus.
- "I had a student stop by the office today and tell me that Saturday's event was a real game changer for him."
- Conversations with freegeekchicago.org.
- "I worked through the student GIT setup <https://openhatch.org/wiki/Open_Source_Comes_to_Campus/Practicing_Git/Students>. It looks good."
- Other people than me are staying in touch with computer science departments to show them that our event pages do in fact thank them.
- "Please be sure to emphasize that OpenHatch has a focus on being newcomer-friendly and gender-diverse," says someone who is a new volunteer (we met them in October).
- " I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to walk us through the [git] tutorial. My classmate and I were attending our first open source event ever in our lives, and we were a bit intimidated at the beginning. It was great to meet your team and to have some fun in a group setting."
I ran into these because I was searching for OpenHatch-related mails to reply to. I figured I should archive/delete the ones that are already taken care-of. So the mail mostly isn't directed at me; instead, it's just stuff in OpenHatch-land generally.
I seem to have worked on something that is at least moderately successful, and at least moderately well-organized. That is pretty seriously heartening.