Hacktoberfest Scotland

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 10, 2020
12:00pm to 4:00pm BST
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Event Description

Welcome to Hacktoberfest Scotland

This event is organised by Craig Porteous and Paul Broadwith. This is the third year we have organised and hosted a #Hacktoberfest event but this one will be a little different.

As we can't get together in person, we'll meet using Microsoft Teams. All attendees will receive an invite to a Team where we will have three dedicated channels:
- The Sessions channel will host three great speakers talking about git, open source and everything Hacktoberfest is about.
- The "My first hacktoberfest" channel is a great place to get started with Hacktoberfest, with help from us and the community to get you to your first pull request.
- The Hacking channel is for sharing content, links, talking about great projects, issues and repos.

Everyone who signs up will receive a Microsoft Teams invite within 48 hours or registering in October so you can jump in and chat, share and learn all month, not just during the event.


brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel — 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 online meetup? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today.

Rules and Rewards

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 labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behavior, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using @DigitalOcean, @hacktoberfest, #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $100 in infrastructure credit at https://do.co/hacktoberfest100.

Event code of conduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


Hacktoberfest Scotland will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. All attendees will receive invites in the lead up to the 10th and everyone is free to join at any time during October. The Teams site will be split into channels with the following agenda on the 10th October:

General channel
- 12:15 Welcome A warm welcome to everyone and a run through of the agenda and where everything is in the Hacktoberfest Scotland MS Teams area.
- 12:30 - 17:00 Networking and closing social Jump in for a chat at any time and join us at the end of the day for a wind down drink.

Sessions channel
- 12:30 - 13:30 Brett Miller - GitOps - Demystifying Git for Ops Folk
- 13:30 - 14:30 Chrissy LeMaire - GitHub Galore: My top 3 favorite new features **
- 14:30 - 15:30 **Gary Park - Control your GitHub Releases with GitVersion and GitReleaseManager

Feel free to enter and leave the Sessions channel for the sessions you wish to see. Please be considerate and remain muted unless asking a question.

My first hacktoberfest channel
- 12:30 - 15:00 General chat workshop with help from our team on how to get started with open source and doing your first hacktoberfest

Hacking channel
- 12:30 - 16:00 Get hacking! Free chat around contributing, projects, repos, code and everything in between.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Craig Porteous and Paul Broadwith

The Event is being supported by SQLGLA Ltd t/a DATA:Scotland. Sqlgla Ltd is a limited company in place to support and run the DATA:Scotland free data community event and other free tech community events in Scotland. This event is being organised by Craig Porteous, Director and Paul Broadwith