Hacktoberfest (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/) is a month-long celebration of open source software, encouraging people to get involved with open source projects. Regardless of your level of experience, contributing to open source projects can be rewarding, and a great chance to get exposure to larger scale projects if you're relatively new to programming.
Our meeting this month will be an evening of coding, with an introduction to Hacktoberfest and contributing to open source projects (project ideas welcome!). If you're relatively new to programming, there will also be people on hand to help you get set up on GitHub and to show you how to get started.
Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Please note, there is also a day long event on Saturday 19th October and is organised by several groups in the North West. I highly encourage you to look it up and attend if you can, the event page is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manchester-hacktoberfest-tickets-73737604159.