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? Just show up on IRC! See Attending your first PR Review Club for more tips on how to participate.
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.
We’re always looking for interesting PRs to discuss in the review club and for volunteer hosts to lead the discussion:
- To suggest a PR, please leave a comment on this GitHub issue.
- If you’d like to host a meeting, look at the information for meeting hosts and contact jnewbery on IRC.
|16 Jun 2021||»||#21603 Mitigate disk filling attacks by rate limiting LogPrintf (utils/log/libs) hosted by jnewbery|
|09 Jun 2021||»||#21800 Mempool/validation: mempool ancestor/descendant limits for packages (mempool, tests, validation) hosted by glozow|
See all meetings.
Other Resources for New Contributors
- Read the Contributing to Bitcoin Core Guide. This will help you understand the process and some of the terminology we use in Bitcoin Core.
- Look at the Good First Issues and Up For Grabs list.
- Read the Bitcoin Core Developer Notes and Productivity Tips.
- Brush up on your C++. There are many primers and reference manuals available.
- There are some excellent blog posts on how to start contributing to Bitcoin Core: