The regcfp conference software project provides registration, payment, and talk submission features for community conferences. The project is available in Github. It was originally designed for GUADEC, the GNOME users and developers conference. Now a set of new features allow it to serve other conferences, too.

Patrick Uiterwijk from the Fedora Engineering team is currently the principal maintainer. He’s holding a hackfest the weekend of November 21-22, 2015 to help fix issues and add features. The physical hackfest is happening in Karlsruhe, Germany. There will also be connection to the hackfest online.

Since regcfp is not only open source, but also relatively new and uses the popular Node.js, it’s perfect for new contributors. There are a lot of interesting features to add, and issues to work on. So if you have Node.js skill or interest, this is a great way to contribute.

If you’d like to help out, join the #regcfp channel on Freenode IRC during the hackfest. The crew will be happy to have your help.