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The Mentored Sprints Community Handbook is a collaborative handbook for organisers, mentors, and participants of open-source Contribution sprints. You're currently viewing the project GitHub repository where all the bits that make up the guide live, and where the process of writing/building the handbook happens.

Development setup πŸ’»

This Handbook is created using Material for MKDocs and built and deployed using Netlify. To set up your development environment you'll need:

  • Python > 3.7
  • git

Once you have forked and cloned the repository you can go ahead and set your development environment. Follow these steps:

  1. Create a virtual environment:

      # first need to make sure we have everything installed
      python3 -m pip install --user virtualenv
      # this will create a .env directory at the root of your project
      python3 -m venv .env
  2. Activate your environment

    source .env/bin activate
  3. Install dependencies:

    $  python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt

    Once your dependencies are installed and within your activated environment you should be able to live serve the site using:

    $ mkdocs serve

    Then head to in your browser to see the changes reflected as you work on the handbook.

    Once done you can stop the server by typing Ctrl + c in your terminal and deactivate your environment with:


Working on the stylesheets/theme 🎨

⚠️ You will need to install sass locally first.

The stylesheets are located in .docs/stylesheets. As you work on them, you can compile them by typing in the terminal:

# adding the --watch will detect any chages and recompile the css
sass docs/stylesheets/custom.scss:docs/stylesheets/css/custom.css --watch

Contributing 🀝

🚧 This repository is always a work in progress, and everyone is encouraged to help us build something useful to the many. 🚧

Everyone is asked to follow our Code of Conduct and to check out our Contributing Guidelines for more information on how to get started.

Contributors ✨

Thanks go to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Cheuk Ting Ho

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Yashasvi Misra

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Anita Tran


This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind are welcome!

License πŸ“„

The code for this site is Licensed as BSD-3 and the content is licensed as CC-BY 4.0 β“’Mentored Sprints.