Hacktoberfest Scotland

23 October 2021 from 12pm to 4pm BST

(11am to 3pm UTC)

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Our Speakers

Brett Miller

Brett Miller

Works on my machine.

I began learning Powershell as a means to automate dull tasks, mainly around Active Directory and user management but little did I know that this would lead me on a path to writing code on a daily basis in a multitude of programming languages, learning about testing and publishing code and development practices are now a mainstay in everything that I do and advocating of DevOps and software engineering practices.

Chrissy LeMaire

Chrissy LeMaire

Building a GitHub Community: Contributing to and Maintaining Open Source Projects

Chrissy is a dual Microsoft MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master’s degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches.

Gary Ewan Park

Gary Ewan Park

Getting Started with Open Source Software - a Beginners Guide

I am a self-confessed Microsoft Fan Boy. I am a certified Microsoft Developer, and I am more than happy to talk at length about anything geek related. In addition to coding, I love automating things. Especially around automated deployment of code, as well as infrastructure. Automate all the things!

Our Agenda.

12:00 to 12:15

A virtual mingle in our General Room.

12:15 to 12:30

Introduction from Craig and Paul in our General Room.

12:30 to 13:30

Brett Miller - Works on my machine in the Session Room.

Learn why everyone should be using containers to develop and maintain solutions from scripts to serverless code and next time it works on your machine it will work in production!

13:30 to 14:30

Chrissy LeMaire - Building a GitHub Community: Contributing to and Maintaining Open Source Projects in the Session Room.

It seems like most of tech world is now contributing to open source projects. If you’re still hesitant, join me for this session where I highlight how easy it can be using my favorite GUI tool for contributing to git-based projects.

If you’ve already created your own project, the second part of my session is for you. It focuses on building your community and maintaining the people aspect of open source.

14:30 to 15:30

Gary Park - Getting started with Open Source Software - a Beginners Guide in the Session Room.

So, you want to contribute to an open source project, or you want to start your own open source project…

This is great news, and a fantastic opportunity to learn new things and collaborate with other like minded people.

But how do you get started?

In this talk we will look at the first steps for both a contributor to an open source project, as we as how to get started as the maintainer of a new open source project. We will mainly be focused on how to get started using GitHub, however, the guidelines provided in this talk are applicable to other places like GitLab, BitBucket, etc.

15:30 to 17:00

Join us in the General Room for the after party chat!

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This event is organised by Craig Porteous and Paul Broadwith. This is the fourth year we have organised and hosted a #Hacktoberfest event!

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Our Rooms

We have a fun, interesting and entirely awesome agenda!

We’ve lined up some great places for you to hang out! Come and listen to our wonderful speakers, get help with your first PR or just have a chat!

Feel free to enter and leave the Sessions Room for the sessions you wish to see. Please be considerate and remain muted unless asking a question.

  • General Room - come and chat!

  • Sessions Room - watch our fabulous speakers!

  • My First Hacktoberfest Room - get help with your first PR!

  • Hacking Room - get those PR's in!

Our Organisers

Paul Broadwith

Paul Broadwith

Hacktoberfest Scotland Organiser

This will be my 6th Hacktoberfest that I have participated in and my 4th year organising an event with Craig!

I’m a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer, a DevOps Engineer with a love of PowerShell, Automation, Chocolatey, Scottish single malt whisky and wireless earphones.

Craig Porteous

Craig Porteous

Hacktoberfest Scotland Organiser

I’m a Senior Data Engineer and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. I have worked with the Data Platform for more than a decade, supporting global BI Environments, automating processes with PowerShell and implementing BI Solutions.

This is my 5th year of participating in Hacktoberfest and my 4th year organising an event with Paul.

Get Your Ticket For Hacktoberfest Scotland

This event is organised by Craig Porteous and Paul Broadwith. This is the fourth year we have organised and hosted a #Hacktoberfest event!

Register Now