A weekly review club for Bitcoin Core PRs

What is this?  A weekly club for reviewing Bitcoin Core PRs at 17:00 UTC on Wednesdays on IRC.

What’s it for?  To help newer contributors learn about the Bitcoin Core review process. The review club is not primarily intended to help open PRs get merged (although that might be a nice side-effect).

Who should take part?  Anyone who wants to learn about contributing to Bitcoin Core. All are welcome to come and ask questions!

What’s the benefit for participants?  Reviewing and testing PRs is the best way to start contributing to Bitcoin Core, but it’s difficult to know where to start. There are hundreds of open PRs, many require a lot of contextual knowledge, and contributors and reviewers often use unfamiliar terminology. The review club will give you the tools and knowledge you need in order to take part in the Bitcoin Core review process on GitHub.

How do I take part?

  1. Clone the Bitcoin repository, check out and build the PR branch, and run all tests.
  2. Review the code changes and read the comments on the PR.
  3. Make a note of any questions you want to ask.
  4. Join the #bitcoin-core-pr-reviews IRC channel on freenode at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday.

Who runs this?  Bitcoin Core contributor jnewbery started the review club and schedules the upcoming meetings. Individual meetings are hosted by a variety of Bitcoin Core contributors. See some of our previous hosts.

Upcoming Meetings

We’re always looking for interesting PRs to discuss in the review club and for volunteer hosts to lead the discussion:

Recent Meetings

» #18401 Initialize PrecomputedTransactionData in CheckInputScripts and Move single-sig checking EvalScript code to EvalChecksig (consensus) hosted by jnewbery
» #18238 Retry notfounds with more urgency (p2p) hosted by amitiuttarwar
» #18113 Coins: Don't allow a coin to be spent and FRESH. Improve commenting. (utxo db and indexes) hosted by jnewbery
» #17824 Improve coin selection for destination groups >10 (wallet) hosted by fjahr
» #16981 Improve runtime performance of --reindex (resource usage,validation) hosted by mzumsande

See all meetings.

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