Make Your First Open Source Contribution

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Monday October 5, 2020
6:00PM to 7:00PM PDT
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Make Your First Open Source Contribution

Open source projects are a great way for students to level up their programming skills and contribute to the developer community at the same time. In this live event, seasoned engineers from companies like Google and Amazon as well as other experts in the open source community will give an overview of open source and share their advice on making your first contributions. By the end, students will walk away with the tools they need to make successful pull requests and make contributions to impactful projects.

What you will learn

  • What open source is and why you should contribute
  • The basics of Git
  • How to make your first contributions to open source software

Who can attend?

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


  • [6pm] Introductions
  • [6:05pm] What is Bit Project (Daniel Kim)
  • [6:10pm] About Open Source (guest speaker Adam Gordon Bell)
  • [6:10pm] About Open Source (guest speaker Joe Previte)
  • [6:40pm] Impactful open source projects
  • [6:45pm] How can students start contributing to open source

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Shreya Gupta

Bit Project is a community where students learn by teaching the necessary skills for the tech industry. We develop open source curriculum written by students, for students. We use the power of collaboration and the experience of students all around the world to iterate and improve our teaching pedagogy.