Manchester Hacktoberfest

Oct 19, 2019 · Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Our work relies on Open Source Software, we don't want to be rude!


Therefore, we're hosting a Hacktoberfest ( Saturday Hackathon. Organised by PyDataMCR, HER+data MCR, RLadiesMCR, PythonNW, and Django Girls MCR!

Let's celebrate open source over food, learning, and great company!

So what's Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest ( — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio) 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 ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating. See more helpful links at the bottom of this page.

You don't have to use Python, or any Data related languages to participate. In fact we have teamed up with these communities:

* PyLadiesNW (

* HER+data MCR ( ,

* Python North-West (

* Django-Girls Manchester (

* R Ladies (


11:00 - Welcome/Intro to Hacktoberfest
11:15 - Introduction to OpenSource: open source 101 and using GitHub to collaborate (Tania Allard)
11:30 - Sign up to Hacktoberfest & GitHub
11:45 - Hack / Tutorial: how to contribute to open source projects
12:45 - Lunch
13:45 - Hack
17:00 - Closing and demos

This event is only possible because of generous contributions
* Code Nation - Our generous hosts
* Microsoft
* Locke Data
* Ortom

There will be the opportunity to pitch your own or other repositories/projects to contribute to at the beginning of the day.


Event organizers
  • HER+Data MCR

    Welcome to the Manchester chapter of HER+Data, originally founded in Dublin, Ireland as XX+Data by Karen Church. This group is for women who work with and love data. Our goal is to bring together women who work in data or who would like work in data - to support one another, share experiences and talk data - big or small! Whether you’re a student just embarking on a career or a seasoned data professional, this group is for you. We want to connect and inspire amazing data women with diverse expertise and ex

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