Lightning Talks: Hacktoberfest Edition

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Sunday October 11, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm CDT
Event is hosted online

Event Description

We will be having lightning talks from local community members in the Oklahoma area streamed on Twitch while participants can listen to talks and ask questions on the Twitch or the Techlahoma Slack while they work. Instructions will be given on how to join at the start of the event. After the talks we will transition to a free work period.

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they've just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can't make it to this online meetup? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today.

Rules and Rewards

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behavior, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using @DigitalOcean, @hacktoberfest, #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $100 in infrastructure credit at

Event code of conduct

Techlahoma and Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read the Hacktoberfest Code of Conduct as well as the Techlahoma Code of Conduct before attending. if any issues arise, do not hesitate to let an event organizer know. Happy hacking!

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


2:00 Welcome & introduce Techlahoma on Twitch
2:05 Start talks from speakers on Twitch while participants can chat on Twitch chat and Slack
3:00 End talks, transition to open working period

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Christopher Tse and Kimberly Collins

We're the local freeCodeCamp group for Oklahoma City operating under the Techlahoma Foundation. Techlahoma is a non-profit with the mission of "Advancing Oklahoma's Grassroots Technology Community". freeCodeCamp OKC hosts monthly meetups for speakers along with other more casual chat and Q&A meetups.