Hacktoberfest 2020 - session 3/4

Date
20 October 2020 - 16:00-18:00
Location
Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker
RSE Team, University of Sheffield

Many of the world’s most influential software projects are open source - and it doesn’t take a master developer to contribute meaningful code and help them improve. Hacktoberfest is all about encouraging meaningful contributions to the open-source ecosystem and Hacktoberfest meetups are for beginners and veterans alike!

To read more about open source, check out Bob’s blog post.

Research Software Engineering (RSE) Sheffield, are organising a series in of hackathons during October as part of Hacktoberfest 2020, a global initiative to encourage participation in open-source software projects.

Anyone in Sheffield (not just The University of Sheffield) is welcome to come along to the 3 drop-in hack sessions (13th, 20th, 27th Oct 2020) where you’ll be able to chat open source, get guidance from your fellow hackers and socialise with the Sheffield open source community. Members of the RSE team will be on hand to help you find suitable projects to contribute to throughout Hacktoberfest.

Get free swag/trees! - By making 4 contributions to open source projects on GitHub during October, you will earn either a free stylish Hacktoberfest t-shirt or the opportunity to plant a tree! See Hacktoberfest for details.

Location Whilst we’ll be using the University of Sheffield’s Blackboard Collaborate platform to host the events, they’re open for anyone in Sheffield to come along and participate. Please register your interest using this Google Form and we’ll send you the link to the meetups.

Future sessions Each Tuesday for the rest of October we’ll be hosting online meetups for you to contribute to more projects and earn your pull requests.

Google chat We will also have a google chat room open for the duration of Hacktoberfest for participants to chat about projects and get support from their fellow hackers. Please register your interest using this Google Form and we’ll send you the link to chat room and weekly meetups.

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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.