Hacktoberfest Scotland

10 October from 12pm to 4pm BST

(11am to 3pm UTC)

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Our Speakers

Brett Miller

Brett Miller

GitOps - Demystifying Git for Ops Folk

I have worked in IT around 10 years and have been a System Administrator for around 3 of those years. I began learning Powershell as a means to automate dull tasks, mainly around Active Directory, and I caught the bug. I now spend most of my day either in VSCode or a Powershell console in some way shape or form.

Chrissy LeMaire

Chrissy LeMaire

GitHub Galore: My top 3 favorite new features!

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

Control your GitHub Releases with GitVersion and GitReleaseManager

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!

Get Your Ticket For Hacktoberfest Scotland

This event is organised by Craig Porteous and Paul Broadwith. This is the third year we have organised and hosted a #Hacktoberfest event but this one will be a little different.

Everyone who signs up will receive a Microsoft Teams invite within 48 hours or registering in October so you can jump in and chat, share and learn all month, not just during the event.

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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 - GitOps - Demystifying Git for Ops Folk in the Session Room

13:30 to 14:30

Chrissy LeMaire - GitHub Galore - My top 3 favorite new features in the Session Room

14:30 to 15:30

Gary Park - Control your GitHub Releases with GitVersion and GitReleaseManager in the Session Room

15:30 to 17:00

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

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 5th Hacktoberfest that I have participated in and my 3rd 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 4th year of participating in Hacktoberfest and my 3rd year organising an event with Paul.

Ewa Grabowiecka

Ewa Grabowiecka

Hacktoberfest Scotland Aidee

I am a Software Developer with a love all things community and good code practices (I even run a meetup called CodeCraft). This is my 2nd hacktoberfest event and I’m keen to support others in contributing to open source!

Get Your Ticket For Hacktoberfest Scotland

This event is organised by Craig Porteous and Paul Broadwith. This is the third year we have organised and hosted a #Hacktoberfest event but this one will be a little different.

Everyone who signs up will receive a Microsoft Teams invite within 48 hours or registering in October so you can jump in and chat, share and learn all month, not just during the event.

Register Now