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Fall in love with Open Source

11 February, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location: Redmond

Address: Redmond Reactor 3709 157th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

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Topic: Coding, Languages, and Frameworks

Language: English

If you are new to open source, join us for this free in-person 2-day workshop to grow your GitHub skills, learn how to collaborate with others on code, and fall in love with the world of open source.

Day 1: Saturday 11th February - Introduction to Git and GitHub

Start your open source journey by learning about Git and GitHub. Get signed up for a GitHub account, then learn all the basic concepts including repos, cloning, forking, committing code, issues, and raising pull requests. You will get a chance to not only learn these concepts but put your learnings into action as you collaborate with others on code contributions.

Breakfast - 9:30AM
Lunch 12:00PM
Event start - 10:00AM
Event end - 3:00PM

Day 2: Sunday, February 12th - Get started with open source

This day focuses on open source. Learn from experts about what open source is, and how you can contribute. Discover how making open source contributions can help your career, and learn how to discover communities and get involved.

You will then get another opportunity to work in teams making code contributions as you practice those skills you will need to be a successful open source contributor

Breakfast - 9:30AM
Lunch - 12:00PM
Event start - 10:00AM
Event end - 3:00PM

Speakers
Jim Bennett, Regional Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Jim is a Regional Cloud Advocate focusing on building out and skilling communities in the Pacific North West, with a focus on the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond, Washington. He’s British, so sounds way smarter than he actually is, and is happy he moved to Redmond in time to be locked down at home and not see the office he came to work in, or the places he wanted to visit. In the past he’s lived in 4 continents working as a developer in the mobile, desktop, and scientific space. He's spoken at conferences and events all around the globe, organized meetup groups and communities, and written a book on mobile development.

He also hates and is allergic to cats, but has a 9-year-old daughter who loves cats, so he has 2 cats.

Austin Akers, Software Engineer II, Microsoft
Austin is a Software Engineer II at Microsoft currently working on the Microsoft Learn platform. Outside of work when he’s not spending time with his wife he contributes to open source, breakdances, train in muay thai and practice with his cello.

Alex Kaehler, Web Application Developer, Outlander Marketing
Alex is a web application developer from the Seattle area. A long-time user of and occasional contributor to open-source software, he is particularly interested in AI, sustainability, and the decentralized web. You may also find him advocating for issues such as housing affordability and transportation equity. He loves to talk about micromobility, history, tech, and why the west-side is better than the east-side.

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