Much of today's software and infrastructure rely on Open Source built and maintained by passionate people who don't have enough support. Hacktoberfest is about giving back to those - it's DigitalOcean's annual event that encourages people to contribute to Open Source throughout October. We're welcoming two online speakers about Open Source and share our own experiences. For the offline participants we're gonna pay for ordering some dinner (got sponsoring from Google for it). Join us at Die Kabine!
- Talk #1 from Dennis: DigitalOcean, Hacktoberfest, and how to benefit from communities!
Engaging in communities is hands-down one of the best career boosts. From networking with people, to elevating your skills, it's a win-win. Tune in to get to know how Dennis went from a Jr. SRE to Contractor at DigitalOcean, AND a Sr. System Engineer (yes, at the same time) in 3 years, simply by engaging in their community.
- Talk #2 from Todor: Be faster! with these productivity tools: i3wm, vim, and others
Check out the sharpest tools in the box when it comes to high-productivity free and open source OS setups. In this talk Todor shows you how to be in control of your desktop with i3wm and gives an answer to the question why some people still insist on using vim, decades after it was first released.
The event will be hybrid at Die Kabine, Königsworther Straße 37, 30167 Hannover and online.
Dennis is a "Senior Infrastructure Engineer" by job title, but considers himself a futurist interested in learning anything tech-related.
Todor has been programming computers since the time Doom2 needed high-end hardware to run at decent FPS. He's a huge fan of free and open source programs and loves to tinker with all things software. He spends his days working on huge enterprise projects. And sometimes his nights.
Marvin is working in IT support but also interested in developing shitty apps. In 2018 he joined the GDG organizer team in Hannover to give back to the community. As rumor has it, his love for listening to tech talks while eating pizza might also have played a decisive role to take on this responsibility.