Hacktoberfest: Hack or Treat!

Are you going?

Respond by 12:00 PM on 10/28


Strata Decision Technology

200 E Randolph St · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Enter at Randolph St. Entrance -- Lower South Lobby. Look for a podium that will say "Strata". MUST BRING A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID. Once checked in, take the escalators to the upper bank and take the 40-54 elevator to 50. See below for more info.

Location image of event venue


Celebrate Halloween with an R-Ladies Chicago Hacktoberfest!

• What we'll do:
We'll contribute to open source projects on GitHub while snacking on fall-themed treats! Costumes are encouraged!

We'll open some issues in our organization repo (https://github.com/rladies-chicago). Complexity will range from *very* beginner-friendly to intermediate. We'll then work together to make some pull requests (PRs). We're open to any contributions: from fixing a typo on our website to adding a tutorial to our R-beginners repo!

If you are working on a project that you would like contributions to, let us know and we'll add it to our list!

Learn more about DigitalOcean's global Hacktoberfest here: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

6:00-6:30 -- Food, Intros & Announcements
6:30-7:35 -- Collaborative Coding Activity - Make some PRs!
7:35-8:00 -- Socializing/Networking/Eating more treats!

There will be no formal technical talk at this meeting; rather, this is a time to network with fellow R-Ladies while doing a collaborative coding activity. This is part of our “social” Meetups, focused on networking and idea exchange.

• Collaborative Coding:
We know the idea of coding with others can be daunting, but this is a safe space and everyone is welcome (even if you do not know how to use R yet). This will be a relaxed environment and a good chance to meet some of your fellow R-Ladies, so please do not feel like you do not know enough to join in.

• What to bring:
If you can, bring a laptop and be ready to make some pull requests. Also:
1) Make a GitHub account if you don't have one: https://github.com/
2) Sign up for DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest to track your PR contributions https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

Q: Are men welcome to attend this event?
A: Our primary mission is to encourage more women and non-binary individuals to get involved in the R community. ***As such, we strongly encourage that all men who attend this event have a female or non-binary sponsor. Please contact [masked] if you have questions.***

Additionally, please help us by spreading the word about R-Ladies, and by being respectful of the fact that this event is primarily for women/non-binary/female-identifying individuals.

• Important to know
We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct

• Thank you to our sponsors!
Strata Decision Technology is hiring!
Check out their openings: https://www.stratadecision.com/careers/

When confirming your attendance, you will be asked to provide the following info:
1) Your full name as it appears on your state/government issued ID
2) Your email
3) If you do NOT identify as female or non-binary, please provide the name of your female or non-binary identifying sponsor.


Due to Aon Center security policies, your RSVP name **MUST** match your name on your state/government issued ID. A mismatch between the two names will likely result in you being turned away from the event by Aon Center security. If your Meetup RSVP name does not match your government-issued ID, please navigate to our Eventbrite page for this event and RSVP with your legal name:



Aon Center's chair-accessible entrance is at the North Upper Lobby entrance, which is the *middle set* of revolving doors found across the street from the CVS on Columbus Drive. These doors are ADA accessible and there is a button to make the revolving doors move slower. Once inside, you can check-in at the security desk on your left and take the first elevator bank on your left to floor 50.


See photo below for Aon Center parking diagram.