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Virtual FSweekend Hackathon on Nov 5/6/7 2021

Postby vanosten » Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:53 pm

Hi Folks,

Like last year the FSWeekend at Lelystad Airport in the Netherlands has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Therefore, we would like to invite to another Virtual FSWeekend Hackathon on the weekend of November 5/6/7.

You can read more about what a hackathon is, the setup and other details on Virtual FSweekend Hackathon 2021.

The hackathon is not only for hard-core C++ development. You are welcome to participate if you want to sneak peak in core development or are working/want to work on related generic functionality like Addons, osm2city, visuals etc. Your willingness to contribute and socialise is the most important asset. There will be persons helping you out. After all: we are all constantly discovering how broad and diverse the FlightGear ecosystem is :-)

If you want to sign-up, then please contact me either on this forum post, by PM on the forum or by PM on the FlighGear Discord server. If you are in doubt, do the same.

If you have an idea, then please have a look at the wiki article regarding Hackathon 2021 Ideas. I want to stress that coming with an idea is not a pre-requisite - you will be able to choose an idea/team to join.

I hope to be able to virtually welcome many of you in during the first weekend of November!

Rick aka. vanosten
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Re: Virtual FSweekend Hackathon on Nov 5/6/7 2021

Postby stuart » Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:43 am

I've made this topic a Global Announcement, to encourage more people to take part.

The last Hackathon was great fun, and I'm sure this is going to be even more successful. This is a great opportunity to start hacking FlightGear with lots of on call support, as well as get to know members of the FlightGear developer community. So if you've got an idea of something cool, or even if there's just something that niggles you that you'd like to fix, sign up and come along.

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Re: Virtual FSweekend Hackathon on Nov 5/6/7 2021

Postby vanosten » Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:30 am

We are beginning to get a good mix of participants. So keep it coming :-)
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Re: Virtual FSweekend Hackathon on Nov 5/6/7 2021

Postby SDeAstis » Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:44 pm

Hi,
it's my intention to partecipate the Virtual FSweekend Hackathon on Nov 5/6/7 2021 and I also put an idea: https://wiki.flightgear.org/Hackathon_Proposal:_User_Profile

Whereas my idea will be considered or not I will anyway enjoy to partecipate and start to contribute as Developer for FlightGear. My coding is a bit rusted since I do not touch c/c++ code from 10 years, but I started my carrier as Software Developer and I did it for the 5 years of my carrier always in aerospace field.

For a quick presentation of myself you can have a look at my Aircraft Development thread here: https://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=39659

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Re: Virtual FSweekend Hackathon on Nov 5/6/7 2021

Postby vanosten » Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:33 am

Good morning!

Four weeks to go to the Hackathon and I cannot wait. We have currently 10 participants - but there is room for more. This is a safe learning and socialising environment, so no reason to be shy/believe you are not "core" enough.

We have currently 9 proposed ideas. They present a large variety of topics in the FG ecosystem from core "engineering" over input handling, scenery improvements to texturing.

Thank you very much to those of you who already contributed with ideas and with their participation to lay the foundation. And welcome to you, who gets persuaded to join :-)
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