Hacktoberfest 2018

Anna Krystalli
25 September 2018 08:09

RSE Sheffield welcome you to Hacktoberfest 2018!

Starts 2nd Oct. & every tue evening.

Hacktoberfest is back! a one month celebration of open source software, all about encouraging meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem, for beginners and veterans alike.

We had a great time last year, hosting hacktoberfest sessions as part of the Sheffield R Users group and Code First Girls so we’re doing it again!

We’re offering a range of sessions, open to anyone, in a friendly informal environment, as a great opportunity to learn more about:

  • open source and the huge diversity of projects available for contribution.
  • how to find projects, tasks and ways to contribute.
  • version control through git and GitHub.
  • programming and software development.
  • effective collaboration online.

Make five contributions to projects on GitHub during October and get a Hacktoberfest t-shirt!


Introductory session

2nd Oct. 5.30- 7.30 pm, The Red Deer

We’ll kick off with an introductory session on open source on the 2nd of October at the Sheffield R Users Group meetup. The focus of the session will be on using GitHub to explore and contribute to open source and is not limited to R users. Also note that there is a huge variety of projects available, many not involving coding at all (ie collaborative writing projects, training material development). So feel free to attend if your just curious about open source in general.

Hacky hour sessions

Room 3.15 (Meeting Room 1), the Diamond, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd, S3 7RD

For every following tuesday evening of October, we’ve booked a room to explore Hacktoberfest projects together! The room is booked on the following dates:

  • 09 October
  • 16 October
  • 23 October
  • 30 October

(If you don’t have a TUoS swipe card, please register here for a pass to the Diamond)

Come to as many sessions as you like, stay as long as you can, bring your friends! If anyone get’s stuck there’ll be others around to help. There’ll also be at least one member of the RSE team at each session to help with questions and demystifying any open source jargon.

By the end hopefully you’ll have had an opportunity to learn more about collaboration, play around with something new and managed to contribute and get the t-shirt to prove it!

Hope to see you there!

Contact Us

For queries relating to collaborating with the RSE team on projects: rse@sheffield.ac.uk

To contact the RSE team about seminars, training or JADE: rse-team-group@sheffield.ac.uk

Join our mailing list so as to be notified when we advertise talks and workshops by subscribing to this Google Group.

Queries regarding free research computing support/guidance should be raised via our Code clinic or directed to University central IT support.