Patchwork News: New Site and Upcoming Patchworks in Irvine and Detroit

For the past year, GitHub has hosted small, informal events for beginners to Git and GitHub. We call them Patchwork events, and we've held them all over the world. We're happy to say that Patchwork has a new home: https://patchwork.github.io. Here, you can learn about Patchwork, get the activities and handouts we use during the event, and see our upcoming schedule. :tada:

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We're also happy to announce two upcoming Patchworks: Irvine, California, and Detroit, Michigan.

Patchwork Irvine

We're hosting this event with our friends at the UC-Irvine campus Student Center. GitHubbers @oreoshake and @achiu, along with local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged pull request.

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Details:

Patchwork Detroit

We're hosting Patchwork Detroit with help from our friends at Grand Circus. GitHubbers @bkeepers and @moby, along with local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged pull request.

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Details:

  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Where? Grand Circus, 1570 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and Github? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

About Patchwork

Patchwork is a self-directed, hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal; it is not an event full of presented tutorials and copious note-taking. You will be able to go at your own pace, with the help of a community mentor nearby in case you run into any trouble.

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you'll leave with a merged pull request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you've ever had a pull request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.

Hope you can join us at one of our upcoming events! :tada:

DotNetFringe Meetup

DotNetFringe Meetup

DotNetFringe is on next week in Portland. @haacked, @ammeep and @shiftkey and other local GitHubbers will be around, and we'd love to hang out with attendees and locals after the conference to talk about all things Git, GitHub and open source!

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Patchwork Wellington, NZ

Patchwork Wellington

We're excited to announce a Patchwork hack night on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, that will be co-hosted with our friends at BizDojo at their Project: Blank Canvas space in Wellington, New Zealand. :tada: Although we are hosting this event with the help of Open Source Open Society, you do not need to be a conference attendee to join us. Everyone is welcome!

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No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a self-directed hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. You will be able to go at your own pace, with the help of a community mentor nearby in case you run into any trouble. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you're at it!

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you'll leave with a merged pull request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you've ever had a pull request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.

Learning is better together

@jlord, @benbalter, @bkeepers, and local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged pull request.

We'll begin with a story about getting started in open source, spend time on the tutorial in small groups, and then close things out with a lightning talk from @kellective, one of the organizers of Rails Girls Wellington. We are so happy to have her with us!

Details:

Once registered, you'll receive an email before the event with details about the tutorial.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Patchwork Montréal

Patchwork Montréal

Our next Patchwork hack night will be on Monday, April 13, 2015, and co-hosted with our friends at Notman House in Montréal, QC. :tada: If you'll be in town for PyCon or if you're a local, we hope you'll join us!

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No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a self-directed hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. You will be able to go at your own pace, with the help of a community mentor nearby in case you run into any trouble. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you're at it!

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you'll leave with a merged pull request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you've ever had a pull request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.

Learning is better together

@davideg, @sroberts, @celsmore, and local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged pull request.

We'll begin with a story about getting started in open source, spend time on the tutorial in small groups, and then close things out with a lightning talk from open source community member and ConFoo co-founder Anna Filina (@afilina). We are honored to have her join us!

Details:

Once registered, you'll receive an email before the event with details about the tutorial.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Meetup in Boracay, Philippines

@danishkhan & @newmerator are at RubyConf Philippines! We'd love to share a :beer: or :beers: with those of you that will be in the area. Please come by Ocean Bar & KTV on Saturday the 28th of March anytime after 18:00 and enjoy drinks on GitHub!

Details:

  • Saturday March 28th after 18:00
  • Ocean Bar & KTV
  • Come for karaoke :microphone: and drinks :beers: but stay for the company :woman: :man:!

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Meetup in Taipei, Taiwan

我(@muan)和 @johndbritton 這幾個禮拜正在台灣做教育推廣,希望能夠藉這次機會和更多喜歡 GitHub 的人碰面交流。我們決定在這週四(3/26)晚間辦一場見面會,歡迎大家一起來和我們聊聊天。參加資格沒有任何限制,有興趣的大家都很歡迎來唷!

活動細節:

  • 3/26(四)晚間七點半
  • All Day Roasting Company
    台北市松山區延壽街 329 號(近捷運南京三民站)

@johndbritton and I (@muan) are in Taipei to do a bunch of campus visits, and we'd like to take this chance to meet with more of you. Join us after dinner in the evening of March 26th for drinks on GitHub. We'd love to see you there, everyone is welcome!

Details:

  • Thursday March 26th at 19:30
  • All Day Roasting Company
    No. 329, Yanshou St, Songshan Dist.,Taipei (Closest to MRT Nanjing Sanmin Station)

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Meetup in Manila, Philippines

Come join me (@kasima) for some :beers: and :tropical_drink: on GitHub, Tuesday March 24th at 19:00! I'll be there to hang out with our local GitHub users in Manila. I'm in town for RightsCon Southeast Asia 2015 but the meetup is open to all the GitHub fans in the area. I would love to meet you and chat for a while!

The Facts:

  • Tuesday March 24th at 19:00 (7pm)
  • VU's Sky Bar, Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila, Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City, 1600

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Meetup in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Join @jatoben and me (@elizabethn) for a meetup in awesome Kalamazoo on March 14! If you'll be in town for Kalamazoo X, or just in the area anyway, we'd love to share some :beer: :wine_glass: :coffee: :tea: with you and our friends at Bell's Brewery. As always, there will be many :octocat: stickers available, just for you.

Everyone is welcome!

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Patchwork Ann Arbor

Patchwork Ann Arbor

We're excited to announce that our next Patchwork hack night will be on Thursday, March 12 2015, and co-hosted with our friends at Nutshell in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you're at it!

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you'll leave with a merged Pull Request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you've ever had a Pull Request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.

Learning is better together

@jatoben and I, along with local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged Pull Request.

We'll begin with a story about getting started in programming, spend time on the tutorial in small groups, and then close things out with a lightning talk from our friend Julie Cameron from Girl Develop It (@jewlofthelotus).

Details:

  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Where? Nutshell, 212 South Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and Github? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

Once registered, you'll receive an email the day before the event with details about the tutorial.

Food and refreshments will be provided. This facility is wheelchair friendly.

Patchwork Melbourne

We're excited to announce a Patchwork hack night on Tuesday, February 10th 2015, co-hosted with our friends at Xero in Melbourne.

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No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you're at it!

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you'll leave with a merged Pull Request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you've ever had a Pull Request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.

Learning is better together

@michaeltwofish, @rachelmyers, @Foggybtmgirl, and I, along with other GitHub staff and local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged Pull Request.

We'll begin with a story about getting started in programming, spend time on the tutorial in small groups, and then close things out with lightning talks from some people in the community.

Details:

  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 6pm to 9pm
  • Where? Xero, 1/6 Elizabeth Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and Github? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

Once registered, you'll receive an email the day before the event with details about the tutorial.

This is a free event. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Patchwork Cape Town

We're excited to let you know that the next installment of our Patchwork hack night will be happening on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at iXperience. :tada:

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No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking, and make some new friends while you're at it!

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub, you'll be creating your own open source project. You will leave with a merged Pull Request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors, if you've ever had a Pull Request merged, now's your chance to share those warm fuzzies and help someone else get started on their journey.

Learning is better together

GitHubbers @alysonla, @sachinr, and @shayfrendt, as well as local community mentors, will be on hand to answer your questions and help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged Pull Request.

We'll kick the event off with a GitHubber talking about how they got started in programming, then we'll break into small groups and work on the Hello World tutorial guide, and a community member will close things out with a lightning talk on their experience in open source.

If you have questions about the command line, GUIs, or anything Git and GitHub-related, we're here to help.

Details:

  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When: Wednesday, February 4, 6:30-9:00pm.
  • Where: iXperience, 19 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and GitHub? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

Food and refreshments will be available.

Mentors, you'll receive an email a few days before the event with details about what to expect and the curriculum. We'll be teaching Git concepts and making a Pull Request using the GitHub Flow and Hello World tutorial guide.

GitHub Town Hall: Open Source and Academia

Next week we're hosting another GitHub Town Hall on academia and open source in partnership with the eScience Institute at University of Washington.

Software plays a vital role in much of academic research and yet its development and maintenance is often not seen as a creditable research activity. In light of this challenge, our speakers will discuss the role of software in academia today, how institutions must adapt to support software tools and their producers, and what universities can learn from the open source community. We hope you'll join us!

The Facts:

If you're not able to attend the Town Hall in person, we will have a live stream available. We'll share the link here and on Twitter next week before the event starts.

UPDATE: Live stream at https://live-stream.github.com/

The Panelists:

Patchwork Night - Atlanta, GA Edition

We're excited to let you know about the next installment of our Patchwork hack night on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Polygon.

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No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking, and make some new friends while you're at it!

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub, you'll be creating your own open source project. You will leave with a merged Pull Request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors, if you've ever had a Pull Request merged, now's your chance to share those warm fuzzies and help someone else get started on their journey.

Learning is better together

GitHub designer @orderedlist, as well as local community mentors, will be on hand to answer your questions and help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged Pull Request.

We'll kick the event off with a GitHubber talking about how they got started in programming, then we'll break into small groups and work on the Hello World tutorial guide, and a community member will close things out with a lightning talk on their experience in open source.

If you have questions about the command line, GUIs, or anything Git and GitHub-related, we're here to help.

Details:

  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? Wednesday, December 10, 6:30-9:00pm.
  • Where? Polygon, 264 19th Street NW, Suite 2250, Atlanta, GA
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and GitHub? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

Food and refreshments will be available.

Mentors, you'll receive an email a few days before the event with details about what to expect and the curriculum. We'll be teaching Git concepts and making a Pull Request using the GitHub Flow and Hello World tutorial guide.

Patchwork Night - Columbus, Ohio Edition

We're happy to announce a Patchwork hack night on Monday, November 24, 2014 with our friends at TechColumbus.

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No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking, and make some new friends while you're at it!

Forks you don't eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub, you'll be creating your own open source project. You will leave with a merged Pull Request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors, if you've ever had a Pull Request merged, now's your chance to share those warm fuzzies and help someone else get started on their journey.

Learning is better together

GitHub staff members @jasonlong, @sroberts, @spicycode, and me, as well as local community mentors, will be on hand to answer your questions and help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged Pull Request.

We'll kick the event off with a GitHubber talking about how they got started in programming, then we'll break into small groups and work on the Hello World tutorial guide, and a community member will close things out with a lightning talk on their experience in open source.

If you have questions about the command line, GUIs, or anything Git and GitHub-related, we're here to help.

Details:

  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? Monday, November 24, 6:30-9:00pm.
  • Where? TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and GitHub? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

Food and refreshments will be available, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Mentors, you'll receive an email a few days before the event with details about what to expect and the curriculum. We'll be teaching Git concepts and making a Pull Request using the GitHub Flow and Hello World tutorial guide.

Newcastle Upon Tyne Meetup

@dbussink, @samlambert, @jlord and @mikemcquaid are in town so join them for delicious BBQ and Beer (or soft beverage of your choice) at Campus North. Everyone is welcome!

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