Hacktoberfest x AND Digital (Scotland)

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Tuesday October 6, 2020
6:30pm to 9:00pm UTC+00
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Join us at Hacktoberfest as we celebrate open-source software, discuss how to learn Git and Github and hear from an open-source developer.

About this Event

Hacktoberfest 2020 - brought to you by DigitalOcean, in partnership with Dev and Intel - is a month-long celebration of open-source software.

As part of this celebration, AND Digital are running sessions online that are open to all, regardless of previous experience levels.

For beginners, we’ll be sharing how to start with Git and Github, as well as information on how to get support during Hacktoberfest.

For more experienced members of the community, we will invite maintainers to guide would-be contributors, and offer contributors the opportunity to give back to projects.

No contribution is too small - bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

In this session we will cover:

  • Git fundamentals
  • Github introduction with Niall Grant, maintainer and core contributor to Sceptre
  • Being an open-source developer with Christos Matskas, Senior Programme Manager and Developer Advocate at Microsoft

About Hacktoberfest

To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register on the Hacktoberfest site here, and make four pull requests between 1st -31st October.

Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones labelled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behaviour, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Can't make it to this Hacktoberfest event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe: sign up here to participate in another way.

🗓Schedule 🗓

18.30: Introduction and overview of Hacktoberfest with a message from Digital Ocean’s CEO

18.50: Connecting to online tools

19.00: Event splits into two streams

Join Zoom 1 for Git fundamentals

Join Zoom 2 for Christos Matskas, Senior Program Manager and Developer Advocate at Microsoft


Join Zoom 1 for Github introduction with Niall Grant, maintainer and core contributor to Sceptre

Join Zoom 2 for group discussion and networking

21.00: Event close

We look forward to seeing you there!

AND Digital

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We strive to host a friendly and safe environment for all attendees. Please read our Code of Conduct for full details on how we maintain this, and to understand how best to let us know about anything that may be going against this:_ http://bit.ly/ANDCodeOfConduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!

Who can attend?

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


Hacktoberfest Scotland - Tuesday 6th of October 2020

18:30 Introduction and what you need to do

A brief overview of Hacktoberfest (including a message from DigitalOcean's CEO) as well as an outline of the talks and sessions available and where to get links to all of the sessions.

18:50 How to connect and interact

How to use the event Miro board to let others know about you and share ideas and interact with other attendees.


The event will then break off into 2 tracks. One will feature some training on the basic skills required to make a pull request. The other will feature presentations from community members as well as discussion topics proposed by attendees.

Zoom channel 1 - Git fundamentals

For those just getting started Engineering lead Chris Tierney will provide an introduction to the developer superpower that is git and to the mechanics that you'll need to grasp to make a pull request.

Zoom channel 2 - Being an awesome open-source developer

Microsoft Senior programme manager and developer advocate Christos Matskas will hold a session on being a developer in the age of open source.


Zoom channel 1 - Github introduction to making your first pull request

Niall Grant maintainer and core contributor of the open-source configuration as code project Sceptre will present on the anatomy of a Github project and the mechanics around finding issues and raising pull requests.

Zoom channel 2 - Group discussion

This will be kept free for discussion topics proposed on the day via the event Miro board that will be opened up earlier in the evening. Attendees will also be able to post links on the Miro board to offer other topics for discussion.

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