WildFly Elytron

Top 5 Reasons To Join Us At Open Source Day

Last month, we were thrilled to announce that the WildFly Elytron project was selected for Open Source Day, an all-day hackathon hosted by AnitaB.org as part of the Grace Hopper Celebration. This is our third time taking part in this event, after having participated in the Summer Open Source Day and the Grace Hopper Open Source Day last year.

As a female project maintainer myself, it’s very inspiring to be part of the largest female-led movement in open source! With a little over a month left before the big day, we wanted to let you know our top 5 reasons for joining us on the WildFly Elytron project at Open Source Day in September.

1. Guided Introduction To Open Source

Have you ever wanted to contribute to an open source project but weren’t quite sure where to start? This is finally your chance to have a guided introduction to open source. We will have a wide variety of good first issues to choose from and we will help you pick and work on issues. Have a question on how to solve an issue? Don’t worry! We’ll be there to help answer your questions, help with setting up your developer environment, and help you submit your pull requests all day.

2. Hone Your Skills

Want to learn more about Java? Have questions about Git or Maven? Want to learn how to create a nicely formatted pull request that’s easy to review? We will have WildFly Elytron project maintainers and mentors available to discuss these concepts and help answer any questions you might have.

3. No Prior Experience Needed

Not familiar with security yet? Are you new to Java? That’s totally fine! We will have lots of different issues to choose from and will be happy to help you work on them. No prior experience is needed. A lot of contributors to the WildFly Elytron project are brand new to security when they begin.

4. Ask Us Anything

Have general questions about contributing to open source projects or wonder what it’s like having a full-time job in open source? Want to get a maintainer’s perspective on the pull request review process? This is your chance to ask absolutely anything you’d like to! Take advantage of this time.

5. Have An Impact

WildFly Elytron is the security framework that’s used by the WildFly application server. It’s used to secure apps that are deployed to the server and to secure access to the server itself. Banks, retail stores, and governments are just some examples of end-users of the enterprise version of WildFly. Your contributions to the WildFly Elytron project will have an impact for these end-users!

We hope to see you in September!

We hope you enjoyed checking out our top 5 reasons to join the WildFly Elytron project at the Grace Hopper Open Source Day on September 16th! We hope to see you there! In the meantime, if you have any questions or want to learn more, feel free to reach out to us on the WildFly Elytron channel on Zulip chat.