Introduction to Hacktoberfest and Open Source

Dlab - Kilimanjaro Room - CoICT, Kijitonyama Dar es Salaam, 0000 - View Map University of Dar Es Salaam
Sat, Oct 8, 9:00 AM (EAT)

October is all about celebrating the open source movement on the impacts it has on our society. We will talk about what Open Source is and how you can contribute your technical and non technical skills to making other people's lives better

About this event

The Open Source community is a community of developers and non-developers who collaborate and work together to build software and tools (open-source software) that improves our lives. Open source software are usually free of charge and the source code is open for everyone to view. A notable example of open source software is the Linux operating system distribution. 


In this month of October, we celebrate the open source community by giving back to it. Developers and non-technical people collaborate on making new software and improving existing software as well. One thing to note is that you don't need to be able to code to contribute to open source. You can help make the documentation easy to read, add important information in the read-me documents, and even translate your favorite software to your own language! How cool is that?!


During this event, you will learn about:

  • Open source 
  • Benefits of open sourcing your software
  • Benefits of contributing to open source software
  • How to contribute to open source by making your first open source contribution


You are supposed to come with a laptop that has an internet connection so we can make open-source contributions!

Speakers

When

Saturday, Oct 8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EAT)

Where

Dlab - Kilimanjaro Room
CoICT, Kijitonyama Dar es Salaam0000

Organizers