Hacktoberfest! Learn the Basics of Git and GitHub

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Happy Hacktoberfest! Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source code and collaboration centered around Git and GitHub. We'll be celebrating Hacktoberfest with free food and fellowship at our new Meetup venue: Full Sail Labs (address below).

Our speaker for this month is Chandler Weiner. He'll be covering the basics of version control using Git, how to collaborate with others on GitHub, and how all of this can help you better manage your WordPress site. You'll also learn the basics of using GitHub to host a static version of your WordPress site.

After the presentations, stick around for a Hacktoberfest hackathon where you can use your newly acquired skills to contribute to open-source repositories and earn free swag!

Meetup Agenda
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6:30 - Check-in & Networking
6:45 - Welcome & Intro to Hacktoberfest
6:50 - Intro to Git and GitHub by Chandler Weiner
7:35 - Break for Snacks
7:45 - Hacking!

Who Should Attend
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Anyone interested in learning about and/or contributing to open source. Beginners are welcome!

What to Bring
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In order to participate in the hackathon, you'll need to bring your laptop with a full battery or charging cable.

About Hacktoberfest
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Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and DEV (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/). It encourages individuals of all skill levels to engage with open source software by completing four pull requests to a public repository during the month of October. The event is open to everyone in our global community and no contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can't make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com.

Rules & Prizes
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First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as invalid or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

Code of Conduct
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As always, we ask that you kindly abide by our Code of Conduct: https://wporlando.org/code-of-conduct/

Hope to see you there!