Welcome to our 2nd annual community challenge, the Gift of Open Source. For those of you who did not get a chance to participate last year, we are super excited to have you here!
WHAT IS THE GIFT OF OPEN SOURCE?
The Gift of Open Source is a free, annual challenge hosted by Pantheon that takes place throughout the month of December (Dec. 1-31). The purpose of this event is to sprinkle some extra cheer during the holiday season by giving back to the open source projects you love most! Whether helping diversify speaker rosters at events, contributing to documentation or coding on WP-CLI, there is something for everyone. Open source enthusiasts from all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to contribute! Both code or non-code contributions are welcome!
WHEN DOES IT BEGIN?
The challenge will begin at 12am PST December 1 and end at 11:59pm PST December 31st. However, early bird registration is now OPEN!
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
If you haven’t done so already, you can register here! Did we mention the first 300 people to register will automatically be locked in to receive a limited edition Gift of Open Source t-shirt?
WHAT DO I RECEIVE FOR PARTICIPATING?
Like last year, the first 300 people to register, contribute to at least 2 open source projects and submit proof of their contributions by 11:59pm PST on December 31st will score a limited-edition Gift Open Source t-shirt! All other participants will receive a mystery swag bag for contributing.
HOW DO I RECEiVE CREDIT?
In order to participate and receive credit for your contributions, you must do the following:
- Join the Pantheon Community
- Contribute to at least 2 open source projects (code or non-code accepted!)
- Submit proof of all of your awesome contributions here by 12:59pm PST in oder to receive credit and of course score an awesome, mystery swag bag!
WHATS NEW THIS YEAR?
This year our ultimate goal is to provide resources and mentorship to engage and energize first-time contributors to give back to open source. And you can help! If Gift of Open Source drives 500 or more total open source contributions throughout the month of December, Pantheon will donate $5,000 each to the Drupal Association and WordPress Foundation .
We are also hosting a very special, 12 Days of Giving giveaway on social! The giveaway will run daily, starting on Dec. 1st and ending promptly on Dec. 12th. Each day our team will select one lucky winner (at random) to receive an awesome tech gadget up to $100 in value. These winners will also be announced daily on Twitter ! If you are one of the lucky winners, you will receive a Twitter DM from someone on our team with next steps. In order to participate, please make sure to follow the #GiftOfOpenSource hashtag on Twitter .
WHO DO I REACH OUT TO FOR QUESTIONS?
You can read all event FAQs here. However, if there is still something you are unsure about, feel free to drop your questions in the #gift-of-open-source Slack channel, mention @Katie Richards @McKenna @John Richards II directly or if you prefer, send us an email at Community@Pantheon.io and we will make sure to get right back to you!