Hacktoberfest 2019 Poznań Meetup

Let's hack for Open Source together

About Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest is an annual event across all of GitHub which is meant to encourage developers to contribute to open source projects.

As a couple of guys amazed by open source projects, we decided to organise a meetup for this event in Poznań.

Whether it's your first step in open source or you already maintain your major project for several years, join us and let's hack for Hacktoberfest together.

Hacktoberfest sponsors

Poznań meetup sponsors

Poznań meetup media partners


The event consists of two main tracks. You are free to attend only one of them, or both - whichever you find more interesting!


A place to plop down with a laptop and write some code. Meet new people, ask for help, help others, talk about cool projects, share your knowledge, socialize! (Or don't. It's up to you - just have fun!)


Talks about Free Software, Open Source, programming, and IT in general.

You only need to bring a laptop with you - drinks and food are on us!
If you are an open source project maintainer, you can prepare a lightning talk (~5min) to promote your project.

Call for Papers

We're looking for speakers to give talks at the event! If you:

  • have a topic in mind that's related to Free Software / Open Source, or software development in general

  • want to share your knowledge with others

  • want to put yourself out there

then feel free to contact us at [email protected]!

We welcome topics on every level, from speakers on all levels of experience. Even if you think your idea may be "too beginner", or you've never given a talk before - please contact us. We want the event to be welcoming to IT newcomers, so beginner-level topics are very welcome, and we'll do our best to help you prepare.

You should aim for your talk to fit in anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes.
We accept submissions until October 1st.

If you maintain any open source project feel free to join our event as a Maintainer.

Contact us at: [email protected] or Facebook messenger.


What is Hacktoberfest?
Hacktoberfest is an initiative by DigitalOcean and DEV.to (website) and it's all about contributing to open source projects. After submitting 4 contributions you'll get a limited edtition Hacktoberfest 2019 T-Shirt. You can pick any project of your interest but all of the contributions must be accepted within October.
Why are we doing this meetup?
Because we can! We all share a common passion for open source. We consider it to be a very important idea. As such, it’s substantial to encourage new people to join the movement. And what better way could there possibly be?
Who can join?
Anyone interested in Software Development. It doesn’t matter if these are your first steps towards Open Source or if you are experienced Software Architect maintaining several projects. For beginners, we’re going to show how to proceed with Git and GitHub. For experienced people, we can offer a comfortable place with snacks to commit and contribute.
What's in it for me?
By contributing to Open Source, you’re helping everyone in the community. Additionally, as a person, you become more valuable on the market. We have a chance to give what we took from Wikipedia!
Which languages will be spoken during the event?
All of the event staff speaks English and Polish. Talks will be given either in English or in Polish, based on the speaker's preference (that said, we expect the majority to be in Polish).


Attendance is free. However, for organisational purposes, we ask you to kindly register for the meetup on Eventbrite.
This will help us estimate the number of attendees and fit the venue accordingly.

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Sonalake Sp. z o.o.
Plac Andersa 5
61-894 Poznań
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