The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few weeks Bug Squashing Parties (“BSPs” ) will take place in several countries. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but
it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the BTS to make other contributions to the Debian project, such as translating package descriptions or improving the wiki. Debian developers will be present
to help contributors understand how the project works and to help get fixes into Debian.
Below is a list of upcoming Bug Squashing Parties; don’t forget to
regularly check our events page  to find more.
* November 10-11, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska: a BSP will be held at
the University Computer Center. More information on the coordination
page of the event .
* November 14, Helsinki, Finland: a mini BSP will be held in Kamppi.
For information seethe mail announcement .
* November 23-25, Essen, Germany: a BSP will be held at the
Linuxhotel. For more information you can visit the coordination
page of the event .
* November 23-25, Munich, Germany: a BSP will be held at the LiMux
Office, together with the LibreOffice Hackfest. More information
on the wiki page .
* November 24-25, Paris, France: a BSP will take place during the
second Paris Mini-DebConf. More information on the event page .
* November 24, Tokyo, Japan: a BSP will be held at the Plat’Home
Office. For further information please visit the coordination page
of the event .
* December 15-16, Mechelen, Belgium: a BSP will be held at the
NixSys Office. More information on thewiki page of the event .
If you want to organize a BSP, you can find all the necessary
information on this wiki page . The Debian Project invites all users and
contributors to attend these events and make Wheezy ready for release
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