Hacktoberfest 2019 - Open Hack Night

ImagineIF Libraries

247 1st Avenue East · Kalispell, MT

How to find us

We'll be using the public meeting room located in the basement. There are stairs and an elevator located in the back right corner of the library from the main entrance. Ask a librarian if you need any assistance.

Location image of event venue


Book Club:

Tonight we will skip the book club portion of our meeting to give more time to the Hacktoberfest event.


Meeting Overview:

October is here and so it's officially Hacktoberfest 2019! This event runs throughout October each year to promote open source software and contributions. If you are one of the first 50,000 people to complete four pull requests during the month you even get a free shirt! More information is available on the event's website: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/.

Tonight we'll spend time hacking away and learning more about open source. There will be a brief introduction about the event and overall goals. The majority of the time will be spent individually or in groups learning about open source software and contributing to a project. The night will be self-paced and self-guided and is mainly about bringing people together to contribute and learn together. Be sure to bring a laptop if you're able! Also, we won't have food or drink on hand but you're free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gFKOhyUqMZzrZcbq8A_TpO5x9J9HK6agv70awCH8pyI/edit

Happy hacking!


Open Source Resources:

What is Open Source (in LEGO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8fHgx9mE5U
Open Source vs. Closed Source Software: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q91vTvc7YE
Hacktoberfest Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mjJS1Y8wrI

General Agenda:

6:00 pm - Welcome and setup
6:10 - Introduction
6:20 - Start hacking!
7:50 - Close for the night


We'll be using the Kalispell public library's meeting room. Here's the meeting room policy: http://imagineiflibraries.com/policy/4004-meeting-room/

Per the policy, this meeting is NOT sponsored by the Flathead County Library System. I'm personally sponsoring the meetup.