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October: Hacktoberfest
Our October meetup is planned for the 9th of October at Skills Matter CodeNode. This will be our last meetup before HalfStack. Please remember to also register at the Skills Matter website ( ). Also this month, the first round of drinks will be provided thanks to our sponsor Hasura GraphQL Engine, . We will also have pizza thanks to Cloudflare, ! We're going to do something a bit different this month, and have a session to encourage participation in Hacktoberfest ( ), an annual event each October organised by Digital Ocean, GitHub, and Twilio to encourage OSS contributions. Hacktoberfest offers prizes for contributing to open source in the month of October. So instead of having our typical approach to speaking, we encourage you to bring your laptop and help improve open source. If there's a project you're involved in and would like some help, you'll have the chance to tell the room about your project. Let us know at . Agenda: 18:00: Meet and greet 18:30: Welcome to HalfStack & JS News 18:40: Hacktoberfest overview 18:50: Project lightning talks 19:10: Split into groups and work on first Hacktoberfest PRs 20:00: Pub Conferences HalfStack Don't forget to get your ticket for HalfStack, our one-day UI-centric JS conf in a pub, back again this year on the 16th of November. . Tickets are running out quickly and we've announced most if not all of our speakers.

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London HalfStack (formerly The London Ajax User Group) is London's largest group of JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML5 developers. Started in 2010, the group has events at least once a month to discuss all things interesting in the desktop and mobile web world. We host meetup events, an annual conference, and JavaScript pub quizzes in London.

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 18:00 at the Skills Matter CodeNode. For the larger events we can accommodate approximately 125 guests. Hosts include Dylan Schiemann (Dojo, SitePen, and Intern), Piotr Zalewa (MooTools, JSFiddle), Mustafa Celik, Andy Richardson, and Joe Lee.

For each meetup, we have two 30-60 minute presentations by invited guests. After each event, we mingle at CodeNode and then usually head to a local pub and/or out for dinner. Software engineers, web developers, and anyone interested in learning more about JavaScript, TypeScript HTML5, and mobile should join.

We also host HalfStack (, a one-day JavaScript conference in a Shoreditch pub each November, and occasional JavaScript pub quizzes.
We welcome new speakers, you can propose a talk ( to speak at an upcoming event. As long as the talk is not a vendor pitch and is relevant to our group, we will work to add you to our schedule.
We also welcome sponsors for our conferences and meetup events. Please contact us to discuss!

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