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Hacktoberfest in Kamloops

Hacktoberfest in Kamloops
October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
IB 1010 - Thompson Rivers University
Two Story Robot

Hacktoberfest in Kamloops is an event that brings this online celebration offline. Friday Oct 13 will be a hands on workshop style event that will get everyone contributing to Open Source Software! See below for the planned agenda.

  • 6–6:30pm: Food, drinks, mingling
  • 6:30–7:15pm:
    • Introduction to Hacktoberfest (5 minutes)
      • What is it and why does it happen
      • History of Hacktoberfest
    • Introduction to OSS Contributing (25 minutes)
      • Why contribute to Open Source Software
      • What it means to contribute
      • Orienting yourself to a new project
      • Finding a project to contribute to
      • How to submit a contribution
      • What happens after you submit a contribution?
    • Maintainer intros/pitches (15 minutes)
      • Who they are
      • Discuss their project, why/how they got involved with OSS
      • Contributors in the room can come to them if their project sounds interesting and they want to help with it.
  • 7:15-9:15pm:
    • “Hacking” for Hacktoberfest.
    • Project maintainers are available to help introduce contributors to their codebase and assist with making your first pull request!
  • 9:15-9:30pm: Wrap up and prizes!

This event is for programmers of all ages and levels! We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Hacking!