Hacktoberfest: Let's Talk Open Source and Git

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We're excited to gather at Meetup HQ during Hacktoberfest to (re)connect with other React developers in addition to learning more about contributing to open-source software and best practices when using git.

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration encouraging more participation in open source. Anyone can contribute to open-source and no contribution is too small! You can learn more about Hacktoberfest at: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

React Ladies is a supportive community for women and non-binary React enthusiasts with any level of programming experience to grow as technologists and meet other React developers. We center our events around JavaScript and other technologies within the React ecosystem.

- Food && networking
- Intros
- Getting Started With Open Source and Hacktoberfest
- Git Workflow Etiquette with Jolene Langlinais
- StackOverflow teams with Sara Chipps
- Start contributing to Open Source Software

Jolene Langlinais will be discussing Git Workflow Etiquette and best practices. Jolene is a full stack software engineer at Clause.io and maintainer at the Accord Project, creating sophisticated systems with code and design. Chef. Climber. Consumer of improv.

Sara Chipps
Director of Community at Stack Overflow

Sara will lead a presentation on StackOverflow Teams, its newest and largest growing product offering. Sara will discuss Teams and how they built it, the technology hurdles (architecture, scaling, security, privacy and much more) and then engage the audience in a discussion around "can/should open source projects be built in a closed environment" like Teams? Is it still open source if its built in a safe environment by the community who will use it? Does protecting at-risk communities from authorities or abusers sacrifice the values core to open source?

Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based
in NYC who has been coding since the adolescence of the web. She was user #4,000 on Stack Overflow and now works for Stack Overflow as Director of Community, helping serve the 50M developers who visit the site every month.

Outside of Stack, Sara is the co-founder of Jewelbots: friendship bracelets for the iPhone era. In 2010 she also co-founded Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on helping more women become software developers. Girl Develop It is now in 50+ cities and
has taught over 100,000 women how to build software.

This event is in partnership with Stack Overflow. Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for anyone that codes to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million unique visitors come to Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

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