October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
IB 1010 - Thompson Rivers University
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
- 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.
- “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!