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Hacktoberfest is back and celebrating its fifth year!

Hacktoberfest 2018

Join us this October by participating in the fifth annual Hacktoberfest, a month-long celebration of open source software. Along with welcoming back our friends at DigitalOcean, Twilio has joined our partnership for its first year in celebrating Hacktoberfest.

It’s easy to join in on the fun (and get a limited-edition shirt!), all you have to do is check the Hacktoberfest website for details on how to enter. Then, submit 5 pull requests to open source projects between October 1st and 31st. That’s it! The first 50,000 people to complete the challenge will earn a limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt. Terms and conditions will be posted on the website prior to the start of the contest.

Earn a limited-edition Hacktoberfest shirt

If you’ve never contributed to an open source project before, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun—check out our contributing to open source guide.

Want to share your love for Hacktoberfest? Tell the world with the #hacktoberfest hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Last year, 30,000+ people from over 100 countries (119 to be exact!) submitted almost 240,000 pull requests to all kinds of projects—everything from documentation tweaks and bug fixes, to new features and performance improvements. See their stories and (and selfies!) on Twitter with #hacktoberfest.

Hacktoberfest 2017 participants

Don’t miss out! Check the Hacktoberfest website and sign up to receive updates

Join us for Craftwork NYC on August 14

Greetings, New York City! Join us on August 14 for our latest Craftwork event. This workshop is open to developers of any skill level who want to learn how to use the GitHub API to build better developer workflows. We’ll have stickers for everyone, too!

GitHubbers will walk attendees through the process of creating their first GitHub App. This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to the GitHub Apps flow
  • Probot, a great tool for getting started building GitHub Apps
  • Hosting code with Glitch

Beginners welcome

Craftwork is a hands-on workshop for learning how to build GitHub Apps—tools that can help make you and your team more productive with GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal; we’ll all be working together and helping each other out to build or first GitHub Apps. You will be able to work at your own pace with the help of a GitHubber nearby in case you run into any trouble.

You’ll leave with a working GitHub App, deployed and ready to use, and the confidence to continue building the tools you need to be more productive with your open source project, or at your work.

Details

For: Beginner and experienced developers alike who are looking to extend GitHub with apps\ When? August 14, 2018, 6-9pm EDT\ Where? 91 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003\ RSVP: RSVP as an attendee

If you do not yet have a GitHub account, be sure to create one before the event. It’s fast, easy, and free.

Food and refreshments will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration.

Scholarships and accessibility at GitHub Universe 2018

Update as of 8/17/2018: Thank you to the hundreds of people who submitted an application to our 2018 GitHub Universe Individual Scholarship Program. Our application period for individual scholarships has ended on Friday, August 17, and we are no longer accepting new applications. We hope to accommodate many of the requests, but unfortunately only have a limited number of free tickets to offer.

We hope to see you at San Francisco’s beautiful Palace of Fine Arts!


We’re thrilled to announce our 2018 GitHub Universe Scholarship Program. This year, GitHub Universe is taking place on October 16-17 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. As part of our ongoing commitment to make GitHub’s conferences accessible and inclusive to people from all walks of life, we’re excited to offer free tickets through our Community Partner and our Individual Scholarship Programs:

  • Community Partners: GitHub’s Social Impact Team is once again partnering with several local nonprofits and meetup groups in order bring even more diversity to Universe. We do this out of our dedication to ensuring a more rich, dynamic, and creative experience for everyone in attendance.
  • Individual Scholarship Program: For those interested in a free ticket to Universe, we do have a small number available for individuals.

Please note that individual scholarships only cover the cost of admission to Universe. Scholarships do not include any travel or lodging expenses. Scholarship recipients are responsible for arranging and paying for all their own travel and lodging expenses to, from, and within San Francisco.

Scholarships aren’t the only one way we’re making GitHub Universe more inclusive. This year, we’re proud to bring all of the following to the Universe experience:

  • Inclusive meals (vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free offered. Additional dietary requirements can be arranged with 48 hours notice)
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Quiet/meditation room
  • Nursing/baby care room (refrigeration provided upon request)
  • Closed captioning at all talks
  • ADA compliant venue spaces
  • Fresh water, treats, and an onsite relief area for service or therapy dogs

Join us for Craftwork San Francisco on August 7

Greetings, San Francisco! Join us on August 7 for our Craftwork event. This workshop is open to developers of any skill level who want to learn how to use the GitHub API to build better developer workflows. We’ll have stickers for everyone, too! GitHubbers will walk attendees through the process of creating their first GitHub App. This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to the GitHub Apps flow
  • Probot, a great tool for getting started building GitHub Apps
  • Hosting code with Glitch

Beginners welcome

Craftwork is a hands-on workshop for learning how to build GitHub Apps—tools that can help make you and your team more productive with GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal; we’ll all be working together and helping each other out to build or first GitHub Apps. You will be able to work at your own pace with the help of a GitHubber nearby in case you run into any trouble.

You’ll leave with a working GitHub App, deployed and ready to use, and the confidence to continue building the tools you need to be more productive with your open source project, or at your work.

Details

For: Beginner and experienced developers alike who are looking to extend GitHub with apps When? August 7, 2018, 6-9pm PT Where? GitHub, 88 Colin P Kelly Jr Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

If you do not yet have a GitHub account, be sure create one before the event. It’s fast, easy, and free. Food and refreshments will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration.

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Create a GitHub App at Craftwork Amsterdam this July

Our developer relations team is headed to Amsterdam this month to help you build a GitHub App in our first ever Craftwork event. This workshop is open to developers of any skill level who want to learn how to use the GitHub API to build better developer workflows. We’ll have stickers for everyone, too!

GitHubbers will walk attendees through the process of creating their first GitHub App. This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to the GitHub Apps flow
  • Probot, a great tool for getting started building GitHub Apps
  • Hosting code with Glitch

Beginners welcome

Craftwork is a hands-on workshop for learning how to build GitHub Apps—tools that can help make you and your team more productive with GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal; we’ll all be working together and helping each other out to build or first GitHub Apps. You will be able to work at your own pace with the help of a GitHubber nearby in case you run into any trouble.

You’ll leave with a working GitHub App, deployed and ready to use, and the confidence to continue building the tools you need to be more productive with your open source project, or at your work.

Details

For: Beginner and experienced developers alike who are looking to extend GitHub with apps When? July 10, 2018, 6-9pm CET Where? Spaces Vijzelstraat, Vijzelstraat 68, 1017 HL Amsterdam, Netherlands RSVP: RSVP as an attendee

If you do not yet have a GitHub account, be sure create one before the event. It’s fast, easy, and free.

Food and refreshments will be provided. If you have any food allergies, please let us know during registration.

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