[openlp-dev] Introduction

Stephen Brown brownium at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 01:11:06 EDT 2019

Let me hop on the band wagon and introduce myself!

I have been using OpenLP for some years as the Worship Director and AV Director at my church.  One of the members of the church wrote a Planning Center plugin a year or so ago that has been a MASSIVE benefit to the church.  I know that code has been submitted to the project, and I would urge you to add it - without it, I simply could not coordinate the text that my musicians see (Planning Center’s Music Stand) and the text that the congregation sees through OpenLP.

I made a couple minor tweaks to the PlanningCenter Plugin, but otherwise haven’t dug into OpenLP much.  Like Ben, I just didn’t have time to learn my way around bzr.  I use git in my day job (developer at Dell Computers), and although I haven’t used GitLab, I’m happy to dive into it.

I’m primarily a Python programmer, fairly comfortable in Mac, Linux, and Windows environments, very little experience in mobile platforms.  I haven’t quite got my feet under me with the OpenLP code base, but as soon as I do, I’d be happy take direction on any undertakings with OpenLP.

Stephen Brown
Worship Director
Grace Bible Fellowship
Bastrop, Texas

> On Sep 19, 2019, at 20:03, Benjamin Hoving <benjamin.hoving at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, everyone. My name is Ben Hoving. I have been lurking in the OpenLP mailing list and Developer Central site for awhile and with the move to GitLab, I decided there is no reason not to try to contribute. (I am pretty familiar with git and GitLab but found bzr and launchpad confusing) This is the first open source project I have ever gotten involved in and I am very excited to see what it's all about. I got a merge request approved in the last couple days and have a couple more pending approval/rejection so I figured I should probably introduce myself more formally:
> I am currently studying business and information systems at Liberty University (taking online courses) and I act as a department manager at the family business. I play guitar and sing with my church's worship team and also help with the AV production side as well. 
> As far as code goes, I have been programming for the last 7-8 years. Mostly Python, C#, and C/C++. I enjoy the back end work more than the front end stuff. Anything database/API related is my bread and butter. I don't really know where to begin/what the road map for OpenLP is so I am totally open to being directed to specific tasks or being sent on bug hunts. Any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks for the excellent product and I can't wait to contribute.
> Ben
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