Engineering Community -- Forem Workshop

Hackathon Workshop

Friday July 30, 2021
12:00PM to 01:36 pm EDT
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Event Description

Forem allows you to build and self-host your new favorite gathering place on the internet with the same community software used by popular platforms like and CodeNewbie.

Setting up your own Forem requires the use of Git, Python 3.x, Ansible, Butane, Fedora CoreOS, a supported cloud provider (DigitalOcean, AWS, or Google Cloud), and your creativity once your community is up and running – but don’t worry. We’ll review all of this in the workshop so you can get the most out of our challenge and build the best community possible. Make sure your cloud account has credits applied to it before the workshop so you can deploy your Forem to production.

Speaker bios:

Christina Gorton is a Developer Advocate at Forem. She enjoys teaching developers new skills as a technical writer and instructor on platforms like LinkedIn Learning.

Joe Doss is the Principal Systems Architect at Forem. He is passionate about enabling others to improve their lives with Free Open Source Software.

Who can attend?

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

Additional Information

Check out Forem's GitHub page at

Learn more about Forem Self-host here:

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Rosendo Pili

If you write code, you might know about DEV — a community for software developers that enables millions of people to share their coding journeys, learn in public, inform their peers, and connect each month. DEV is open source, and the underlying code is called Forem. Forem is an engine that allows anyone to build a modern and independent social network. Forem is already powering communities dedicated to specific technical areas like Web Monetization and general interests like Fitness. Forem is an open source project which is getting new updates constantly. Instead of building everything from scratch, we share the load and share the gains. We fix bugs and deliver delightful UX. It’s meant to get better and better over time through collaboration with people like you.