Atlanta Write the Docs Meetup Hacktoberfest Documentation Project Kickoff
October 3, 2020, 10AM to 2PM EDT
Theme: Getting Started
The Atlanta Write the Docs Meetup is hosting events throughout the month of Hacktoberfest in order to help open source projects with their documentation. Our events are open and welcoming to anyone who wants to contribute to the documentation for open source projects, no matter where you're located.
What We'll Accomplish
Our first event is a kick-off, where we'll go over what's needed to contribute and look at some interesting projects. More information on that is below.
The next events will be doc sprints, where we work together or individually on open source documentation issues posted by project maintainers. These will be held on October 10th, 17th, and 24th. On the 31st we'll gather to celebrate and go over any lessons learned and accomplishments.
You can participate as little or as much as you want. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is here to learn and enjoy themselves.
More information on Hacktoberfest here: Hacktoberfest home
Rules of the Road
This event is covered by the Write the Docs Code of Conduct, which states that "we are dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free space and experience for all community participants." You can find more information at the link above.
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM - Welcome and Overview
During this session we’ll introduce Atlanta Write the Docs’ Hacktoberfest goals and program.
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Getting Familiar with Git and Git Hub.
The purpose of the kick-off event is to help everyone get up to speed on what you need to be successful for Hacktoberfest. We'll go over tools and look at a few projects. Everyone will have a chance to get set up to work in Git and GitHub, and feels comfortable navigating the applications.
Make sure to review the Hacktoberfest Beginner Resources.
You will need to sign up for Hacktoberfest after the event opens on October 1st.
You'll need the following:
11:15 AM to 1:50 PM - Forming Working Teams and Getting Work.
We’ll show how to find documentation projects and let others know we’re working on them. Participants will be able to choose whether they want to work independently or team up with others.
1:50 PM to 2:00 PM - Review and Next Steps.
We’ll end the session by quickly reviewing what we learned and the expectations for the next session.