Hactoberfest 2020 – Open Source software created by DigitalOcean Workshop by Mozilla Campus Club – UWU

The Workshop of Hactoberfest 2020 was organized on the 20th of October 2020 using the Zoom Platform due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

What is Hactoberfest 2020?

Hacktoberfest is the month-long celebration of open source software created by DigitalOcean to honor and uplift the community that we owe a great deal to. From the very early days of DigitalOcean, they’ve strived to invest time and money into open source foundations, projects, and maintainers.

This is open to everyone in our global community. Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or a company of any size, you can help drive the growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.

How to do this?

To earn Hacktoberfest tee or tree reward, He/She must register and make four valid pull requests (PRs) between October 1-31 (in any time zone). PRs can be made to participating in public repos on GitHub, those that have the Hacktoberfest topic. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behavior, not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate. This year, the first 70,000 participants who complete the challenge will be eligible to receive a prize.🎁🎀

How session was implemented

Sudaraka Senevirathna, Club lead of Mozilla Campus Club-UWU Warmly welcomed to all event in zoom platform and Nethmi Atapattu was given a brief understanding of 99x technology, one of a leading Software company in Sri Lanka.

And then the event was swiftly off to Isuru Edirisinghe to Discuss the important things behind Hactobrtfest 2020 event with its noted things and basic things of git & GitHub like as Contribute repos in Github, cloning, Create pull requests, how to do committees to GitHub with practicals

Then, the event was swiftly off to Omal Perera to cover the session with React-native.

In the session of React-native going with not only theory but also its was going with practical. Finally, he gave instructions to make a simple movie app using React-native.it was very interesting.

What is React-native?

React Native is a JavaScript framework for writing real, natively rendering mobile applications for iOS and Android. It’s based on React, Facebook’s JavaScript library for building user interfaces, but instead of targeting the browser, it targets mobile platforms. In other words: web developers can now write mobile applications that look and feel truly “native,” all from the comfort of a JavaScript library that we already know and love. Plus, because most of the code you write can be shared between platforms, React Native makes it easy to simultaneously develop for both Android and iOS.

The end of the session comes with a vote of thanks by Yasantha Fonseka, Marking and Publicity lead of Mozilla Campus Club-UWU.

Guest Speakers

150+ participants are joined with this session for Hactoberfest 2020 – Sri Lanka, which means all the efforts of the organizing team have been succeeded. We must give our admiration to Isuru Edirisinghe, Omal Perera, and Nethmi Atapattu who shared the knowledge throughout the session. And special thanks go to 99x who always give support to undergraduates. Thanks to Mozilla Campus Club-UWU for hosted this session and always thanks for participants to give support to conduct this session .

Happy Hacktoberfest, everybody! 👨‍🏫😎🎉

Hashini Munasinghe

Undergraduate at UWU ❤ ||Technical Writer

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