Hacktoberfest 2019 - Kick Off

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Research Software Engineering (RSE) @ Sheffield (https://rse.shef.ac.uk/), Sheffield Bioinformatics Hub (https://sbc.shef.ac.uk/) & Sheffield R User Group welcome you to Hacktoberfest 2019! Starts 1st Oct. & every Tuesday evening in October.

Hacktoberfest is back! a one-month celebration of open source software, all about encouraging meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem, for beginners and veterans alike.

We’re offering a range of sessions, open to anyone (not just R users!) in a friendly, informal environment, as a great opportunity to learn more about:

- open source and the huge diversity of projects available for contribution.
- how to find projects, tasks and ways to contribute.
- version control through git and GitHub.
- programming and software development.
- effective collaboration online.

Make five contributions to projects on GitHub during October and get a Hacktoberfest t-shirt!

Introductory session
1st Oct. 5.30- 7.30 pm, The Red Deer

We’ll kick off with an introductory session on open source on Tues 1st October. The focus of the session will be on using GitHub to explore and contribute to open source and is not limited to R users. Feel free to bring your laptop and follow allow to get yourself set up, practice and get ready to contribute.

Hacky hour sessions
Meeting room 1, the Diamond, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd, S3 7RD

For every following Tuesday evening of October, we’ve booked a room to explore Hacktoberfest projects together! The room is booked on the following dates:

- 08 October
- 15 October
- 22 October
- 29 October

(If you don't have a TUoS swipe card, please register here for a pass to the Diamond: https://forms.gle/iwBKYLVoC5uouUCg7)

Come to as many sessions as you like, stay as long as you can, bring your friends! If anyone gets stuck, there’ll be others around to help. There’ll also be at least one member of the RSE team at each session to help with questions and demystifying any open source jargon.

By the end, hopefully, you’ll have had an opportunity to learn more about collaboration, play around with something new and managed to contribute and get the t-shirt to prove it!

Hope to see you there!

Please read our Events Code of Conduct (https://do.co/hacktoberconduct) before attending. Happy hacking!

Find out more about Hacktoberefest: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/