israel.rb Hacktoberfest Edition

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Monday October 12, 2020
7:00pm to 9:00pm IST
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 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

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:


5:00-5:15pm GMT - rails s(chmooze)
Bring your favorite drink and spend 15 minutes getting to know the speakers and fellow attendees in this virtual networking session

5:15-5:20pm GMT - Hello World
Benjamin Aronov
Brief introduction about israel.rb, information how you can get involved in building this community!

5:20-6:00pm GMT -
Dan Moore
JWTs - what Rails developers need to know
What is a JSON Web Token (JWT) and why do you care? JWTs are a stateless, standardized way to represent user data. This talk will discuss why JWTs matter and the nuts and bolts of JWTs. We’ll also discuss how you might use a JWT in your Rails or Ruby application

6:00-6:40pm GMT - Lightning talks on Open Source!
Members of the community will present 5-10 minute lightning talks on open source themes and getting involved in open source!

6:40-7:00pm GMT - rails s(schmooze): post-install
Bring your favorite drink and spend 15 minutes after the talks discussing all the new ideas we shared and building up your network more.

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Hosted by

Ben Greenberg

We are the Ruby meetup community in Israel. We host regular meetups for people from all experience levels and backgrounds.