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Hacktoberfest 2019 x Nodes Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), Al Quoz Industrial 1, DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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It's Hacktoberfest 2019! Let's celebrate open source over food, learning, and great company! We’ll talk about what is HacktoberFest and how you can contribute to open source projects. This is a great event for all levels - whether you are a beginner and want to get introduced to OS, or an OS contributor that is already involved in projects.

Meetup Agenda

19:00Welcome, snacks and networking
19:30Intro to Hacktoberfest and Open source
20:00Talk from Pawel Wilk - Senior Backend Developer at Nodes. Pawel is a regular open-source maintainer with contributions to projects like Drupal 6, CKEditor and many more
20:15Open mic/demo from guests: Share your open source projects so others can contribute

What's Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with DEV — 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 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.

Who is Nodes?

At Nodes, we believe great solutions are made out of the stunning design and cutting-edge technology. We never compromise on the reliable and time-proven development methodologies that ensure successful, robust and scalable solutions. We call it "Engineering awesome".
We help you turn concepts into reliable and robust digital solutions, with tangible strategy, stunning design and an amazing user experience. Built on frameworks and platforms you can trust, from a partner you can rely on.
We use, build and contribute to open-source software every single day and we're excited to be part of Hacktoberfest.

Rules and Prizes:

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com.
To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labelled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behaviour, not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.
Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.
New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $50 in infrastructure credit at https://do.co/hacktoberfest50.

Practical Takeaways:

Learn about Hacktoberfest and how to contribute to open source projects, Network with other like-minded developers.

See You There!
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Hosted by

Loulou El K.
Zaen H.
Raunak D.
Ahmad A.


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