Hackathon Pre-game Session: Overcoming fears to participate in hackathons

Getting involved in a hackathon is a great way to practice coding skills and contribute to the projects you love. But if you’ve never contributed to an open source project before, submitting that first pull request can feel like a daunting barrier. 

We’re kicking off the week of Hacking from Home: Thriving in a Remote Environment with a conversation about how newcomers can get involved in hackathons and overcome some of the common concerns they might have.

November 9th, 9:30am PT


PJ Hagerty

PJ Hagerty, Mattermost Senior Developer Advocate

Zubair Ahmed

Zubair Ahmed, Mattermost Community Member

Saul Ibarra Corretge

Saúl Ibarra Corretgé, Jitsi Principal Software Engineer



About Jitsi

Jitsi is a set of open source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure video conferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet. 8×8 is the main contributor to the Jitsi open source projects, and the standalone and integrated versions of 8×8 Meet are powered by Jitsi. The Jitsi code has been hardened with over million of downloads and in applications like banking video conferencing, education as a service platforms, and home security applications globally.

About Mattermost, Inc.

Mattermost is an open source DevOps collaboration platform for team communication across mobile, web and PC with instant search, continuous archiving and unlimited integrations. Mattermost software is used by thousands of organizations around the world in 16 languages. Mattermost, Inc. helps solve collaboration challenges for developers, operators & security teams so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks.


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