HacktoberFest 2019

Oct 20, 2019 · Vancouver, Canada


HacktoberFest is a month-long celebration of open-source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors toward 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 event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com.

FOOD (1pm)
Pizza & drinks sponsored by FOSSA (https://fossa.com/)

Q&A PANEL (1:30pm)
Hear from some of the best open-source developers in town:
- Brent Vatne (Software Dev @Expo)
- David Luecke (Creator of Feathers.js)
- Stephen Belanger (Node.js Dev @Elastic, Node contributor)

WORKSHOPS (2:30pm)
- I Git It
with Shawn McKay (Software Dev @Semios, Rematch creator)
Learn the basics of how Git works using just pen & paper.

- Intro to Pull Requests - (3pm)
with Jeremy Gonzalez (@getFossa, basset.io)
An introduction to contributing to open-source. Make your first pull request on GitHub.

- Practical Tips for Open Source (3:45pm)
with Brent Vatne (Expo, React Native, React Navigation)
A point of view on how to manage popular open-source projects successfully and how you can be a positive participant in the open-source community.

Interested in doing a workshop? Chime in at https://github.com/VanJS/meetup/issues/29.

Dive in with your first PRs. Not sure what to work on? We'll provide some ideas.


To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests (PRs) between October 1-31 (in any time zone). PRs can be made to any public repo on GitHub, not only the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate. This year, the first 50,000 participants who successfully complete the challenge will earn a T-shirt.

Bring a laptop & Happy Hacking!

Event organizers
  • VanJS: Vancouver Javascript Developers

    VanJS is a meetup for web developers downtown Vancouver. The focus is on Javascript, HTML5, and the open web. Javascript frameworks, browser functionality, tips and tricks are all popular topics. The meeting format is two 45 minute talks, followed by pub time for discussion. We usually meet every other month. Let us know if there's something you'd like to give a talk on! We have a Code of Co...

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