OpenHack is a meetup with a simple purpose: Code together, on anything.
OpenHack works by hosting a meetup in your city that gets programmers of any experience level together to code.
- You can hack on anything! Any language, framework, public/open-source, personal, etc.
- You don’t have to have an idea to hack on! You’re more than welcome to come just to pair with someone.
- Start off with a quick round of introductions (every night!), to say who you are, what you’re working on, and if you’d like help with your idea.
- Provide food and some coffee/drinks for attendees. Sponsors will help immensely with funding this.
- Someone has to host the meetup. That person is in charge of ordering food and starting off the intro.
- Don’t go too late. 9-10pm is good. Focus usually wanes by this point, for obvious reasons! Maybe if there’s interest head to a bar for more discussion.
These are simply guidelines for running an OpenHack, and they’re meant to be forked. Existing meetups/hack nights (mornings too!) are encouraged to fly under the OpenHack banner! Multiple meetups in a city based on time or location are welcome also.
Share Your Experience
We’d love to hear feedback and see how OpenHack works in other cities! Just open an issue on GitHub.