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The coders group at Free Geek is the place you can learn or teach about software programming and development. This is informally organized around various projects, with some guidance from the Technocrats and some spillover with the ASSes. This is not very educationally focused, lacking any structure for shepherding people through the trying work of figuring out how to get stuff done. If you want to contribute to a free software project and you can work fairly independently (or in small, self-forming groups of interested volunteers), go through the rest of this page and find something that piques your interest.

Coding Projects

Here are some projects we are working on at Free Geek:

FGdb -- This is Ruby ( ) on rails ( ) code that talks to a PostgreSQL database ( ).

FGdiag -- Miscellaneous code for testing gizmos. (mostly ruby)

Distro Implementation -- Figure out how to get the software onto the boxes we build, and how to make it work like we want it to.

Other Coding Projects -- There are usually a variety of smaller tasks that need doing, often using shell scripting.

Getting Started

If any of the above projects interest you, you may want to join the coders. we're open to anyone so long as the work you do is done cooperatvely with other Free Geek volunteers and you're willing to let it be licensed under an open source license, preferably the GPL.

To get started:

In the Portland, Oregon, USA area?

Somewhere else?

Wherever you are:

Big Picture Stuff

  • Rethinking Coders -- thoughts on how the coders program can be improved and where it's going.