NHS-R Community [United Kingdom]

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Tuesday October 20, 2020
10:00 to 17:00 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:


Welcome & Introductions 10-1030am (BST)
Introduce Hacktoberfest and NHS-R Community 1030-1050am (BST)
Discuss the possible open source projects to work on 1050-1130am (BST)
Get Hacking (with help on R, SQL and GitHub) 1130-5pm (BST)

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Zoe Turner and 2 others

The NHS-R community aims to support the learning, application and exploitation of R in the NHS (and partnering organisations) and members of the community have decided to group together for the Hacktoberfest to support each other. Further discussion will take place on the Slack group nhsrcommunity.slack.com. Some emails can automatically join, please contact the organiser(s) if you would like to be added and your email isn't recognised for automatic entry. The NHS-R community is funded with support from the Health Foundation’s Advancing Applied Analytics programme (which is aimed at improving analytical capability in support of health and care services.) The Improvement Academy & University of Bradford will lead this initiative with support from NHS Improvement, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit & NHS Wales Delivery Unit