WeBWorK Rochester CodeCamp 2012
I spent most of last week participating in an intensive code sprint/code camp for WeBWorK. I've been using the software for over three years, and hacking on it for about two, but this was my first real meeting with many of the community members.
I'll go into more detail in a later post, but for now I'll just say I was incredibly impressed by the technical expertise, passion and energy, thoughfulness, and openness of the community. It was humbling and inspiring to be welcomed to such an atmosphere of warmth, trust, and positivity, and super cool to be working with a group whose experience ranged from 2nd year undergrad to emeritus professor.
I can see how the project has survived and thrived for, what is it, 17 years now? Not very many open source projects (or projects of any kind, for that matter) can continue to grow and be relevant for such a long time. And WeBWorK, by all appearances, is poised to really take off. I'm looking forward to being a part of that!