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Hack Your City

Represent DuckDuckGo in your city! We're excited to announce that we're accepting applications for volunteers to lead monthly DuckDuckHack developer meetup groups. These meetup groups aim to bring like-minded DuckDuckHack community members together to eat, chat, and hack on Instant Answers for the DuckDuckGo search engine. The bill is on us 😄

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08 May

Community Activity and Overview

Hello, everyone!

The Forvo and Pronunciation instant answer are currently not working and the community is beginning to holler. Check out the issue to see if you can lend a hand. As always, there's plenty of great activity below to dive into:

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Community Activity and Overview

Hello, everyone!

The community has done a very good job of maintaining the codebase recently, and it's something that we've never really had much of in the past. It's especially true when it comes to reviving old and abandoned Instant Answers, quickly finding and fixing bugs, and helping out to move to simpler or better solutions. It's quite a sight to see.

Now that we're getting more and more contributors, we've been experimenting on different ways to smooth out the entire process. One of the things we're doing behind the scenes is adding more built-in templates so that it's no longer necessary to add custom JS/CSS. And we've been building them based on your work! Check out how much cruft was removed when we transitioned to the list template or the movies template.

We have some Instant Answers that launched this week which includes Geometry, EventsNearMe, Twitch Streams, and the Dogo IAs which include movies, news, and books! To get involved this week, check out the sections below!

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27 Mar

Community Activity and Overview

Hello, everyone!

Next week, the community is hosting a developer event in New York City. If you can't attend yourself, please help us spread the word!

In other news, the Spice repository got a lot of cleanup this week. The reddit Instant Answer is now using a regex trigger instead of trigger words so thanks to puskin94 for that one. You can see all the other changes made this week (many to triggers, libraries, and UI stuff) in the release notes.

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20 Mar

2015 Open Source Donations

We just made our Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) donations for 2015! Thank you for all the community nominations. As in previous years, we were looking for projects where our donations would move the needle.

Our primary focus this year was to support projects that are bringing privacy tools to those who need them. We chose four projects we think are of paramount importance to achieving that goal: Read the full story
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Using Pidgin with our XMPP server at dukgo.com

If you don't know XMPP or Jabber, you should check out the Wikipedia page about it: http://wikipedia.org/wiki/XMPP. In general, it's an instant messaging service, like Yahoo Messenger, MSN, ICQ or Skype, to exchange messages live with other friends. As a client we suggest Pidgin, but there are many more clients for every platform and on any device. You can find a list here: http://xmpp.org/xmpp-software/clients/.

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