Hacktoberfest Online Meetup in Ghana(Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Tamale)

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
7:30PM to 9:15pm UTC+00
Event is hosted online

Event Description

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 https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. 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 https://do.co/hacktoberfest100.

Event code of conduct

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:

Schedule

Welcome and know your tech fellows - 7:30 - 7:40 PM
Introduction to Hacktoberfest - 7:40 - 7:45 PM
Introduction to Open Source and Git/GitHub - 7:45 - 8:00 PM
Open Source Project Showcase - 8:00 - 8:30 PM
Break/Game - 8:30 - 8:45 PM
Putting into practice - 8:45 - 9:10 PM
What's next and Conclusion - 9:10 - 9:15 PM

Links & Resources

Mattermost

Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Oliver Mensah and 2 others

We are a group of software developers working with various developer communities in Ghana to grow our developer ecosystem. We are coming together to host this event in various cities hence we don't want to tag to only one community. We have leaders like Oliver Mensah working with Facebook Developer Circles Accra, Emmanuel Nwolisa working helping grow the communiy in Kumasi, and Francis Billa Akwaboa who is also helping grow that of Cape Coast.