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Announce HWC Hacktoberfest

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title: "Hacktoberfest Comes to Homebrew Website Club Nottingham"
description: "Announcing Hacktoberfest-themed events at Homebrew Website Club Nottingham in late September and October."
tags:
- hacktoberfest
- homebrew-website-club-nottingham
license_code: Apache-2.0
license_prose: CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
date: 2020-09-08T17:46:29+0100
slug: "hwc-hacktoberfest"
image: https://media.jvt.me/2692147d89.png
---
It's almost October, and you know what that means? It's almost the month-long celebration of GitHub-hosted Free and Open Source projects - [Hacktoberfest](https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/).
As with last year, I'm going to be running Homebrew Website Club Nottingham as a Hacktoberfest-themed event, to help give folks the time in their busy October schedules to craft some contributions for the coveted t-shirt, as well as being able to dip their toes in Free and Open Source software.
[Homebrew Website Club: Nottingham](https://events.indieweb.org/tag/hwc-nottingham)'s Hacktoberfest dates will be:
- 2020-09-30: Pre-Hacktoberfest meeting, with the chance to get a headstart for the Hacktoberfest month
- 2020-10-14: Hacktoberfest Session
- 2020-10-28: Hacktoberfest Session
# Does my Hacktoberfest have to be Homebrew Related?
No! It doesn't need to be even tangentially related to Homebrew Website Club, nor the IndieWeb. I want to use Homebrew, as an event that I organise, as a way to make a space for others to come and contribute. I realise not everyone attending will be coming with a website, or necessarily an interest in the IndieWeb - and that's completely OK! I would rather have folks coming with a space to work alongside others, and if anyone does work on these technologies, that's a bonus.
# Schedule
The format of the event will be similar to Homebrew Website Club Nottingham but will be more open for chatter and asking of questions to other attendees.
### 1730-1735: 👋 Event start
A few words to say welcome, and explain the format for everyone.
### 1735-1745: Intro to Hacktoberfest and Free and Open Source Software
We'll also talk through what we're planning on doing for the session.
### 1745-1750: Project ideas
This is a chance to go around the room and see if anyone has anything they're planning on working on, or if you can get any ideas for what to work on.
### 1750-1900:👩‍💻 Social / co-working time
Time to work on the contribution you're hoping to make, with the chance to chat with other attendees as you're going.
### 1900-1905: 📸 Photo Time!
It's nice to get a photo of the attendees (for posterity) - you'll be given a few minutes to get your video on and ready if you want to participate, or turn your camera off if not.
### 1905-1930: 📺 Demos
If you're in a position to share what you've worked on - even if it's not fully ready - it's great to share what you've done!
### 1930: 👋 Event end
A few closing remarks, and talking about when the next event will be.
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