"Open Source Software" Summer Hackathon

by Ethan Davidson

June 6, 2023 • 5 min read

Join the "Open Source Software" Summer Hackathon with a Splash of Summer Fun! 🌞🚀👽

You already know what time it is; it's HOT OPEN SOURCE SUMMER!!!

Are you ready to embark on an extraterrestrial journey of coding, collaboration, and exploration while basking in the sunny vibes of Southern California? We are over the moon to announce the "Open Source Software" Summer Hackathon, a summer-long, asynchronous event that will elevate your coding adventures with a summer-themed twist. Get ready to launch your creativity, contribute to open source projects, and showcase your skills in a summer-filled atmosphere that's out of this world.

📅 Duration

The hackathon will run throughout the summer, starting now and concluding on the last day before the fall semester begins, August 18. So, suit up and dive into the hackathon to make the most of the sunny California days!

🎯 Objective

The hackathon focuses on fostering collaboration within our club's special branch dedicated to rocket and space exploration, all while enjoying the sunny Southern California weather. It encourages club members to work together on open source projects that are vital for our club's growth, while embracing the summer spirit and dodging cosmic rays.

🚀 Topic

To enable individuals to delve into the world of open source coding, students are encouraged to contribute to projects that will propel our club's mission forward and make this summer a memorable experience to remember. Participate in one of ACM’s Open Source projects to attain a spot in developing something our club can utilize for years to come!

✨ Participation

The hackathon is open to all club members, regardless of their coding experience. Whether you're an experienced developer or just starting your coding journey while enjoying the summer breeze, people of all backgrounds are welcome! Embrace the intergalactic vibes and join us on this cosmic coding adventure.

🗓️ Schedule

As an asynchronous event, you have the flexibility to work on your projects at your own preferred pace. So, whether you choose to code from a beachside café or under the shade of a palm tree, the choice is yours. The fall semester begins on August 19, giving you the entire summer to collaborate and code while savoring the best of Southern California's summer.

Here is a simple tentative schedule for the hackathon:

Date Event
June 6 - August 18 Open Source Software Hackathon
August 18th Code Meltdown Closing Ceremony https://acmsuf.com/hot-showcase

🌟 Projects and collaboration

We have curated a list of existing projects that you can choose from as your hackathon entry. Visit https://acmcsuf.com/oss-sync to learn more! Alternatively, if you have a brilliant idea for a new project, you can seek approval to prototype it during the hackathon. Let your imagination soar like a UFO and contribute to projects that align with our club's objectives.

Note Join the conversation on our Discord server, https://acmcsuf.com/discord! Grant yourself access to the Open Source Software category by selecting the "OSS Team" role in the 🆔get-roles channel.

📝 Submission

To enter your project into the hackathon, simply submit it before the hacking deadline. Make sure to include all relevant documentation, code, and any other necessary materials. Just like building a project with care and attention to detail.

🏆 Recognition

At the end of the summer, we will celebrate your hard work and showcase the incredible projects you've contributed to during a special closing ceremony called "Code Meltdown." Picture yourself standing in the spotlight as the golden rays of the summer sun highlight your remarkable achievements. This will be an opportunity for you to shine like the supernovas and share your learnings with the rest of the club, all while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Stay tuned for the official announcement of the closing ceremony, where we'll recognize and celebrate your accomplishments.

💡 Beginner-friendly

Don't worry if you're new to coding or open source contributions! This hackathon is designed to be beginner-friendly, and we encourage everyone to participate and learn the ways of coding. Just like learning to ride a wave on an alien planet, we are here to support you throughout the process, helping you catch the cosmic coding wave of summer.

📧 Contact

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to ping or DM the @Webmaster of the ACM at CSUF Discord server. We're more than happy to help you navigate the cosmic coding cosmos with enthusiasm and ease.

🌟 Additional workshops

Throughout the hackathon, we'll be hosting additional workshops to help you learn about contributing to open source projects and gain insights into our specific tech stacks for those projects. Keep an eye out for announcements and make the most of these learning opportunities to enhance your skills and make your contributions shine brighter than a brilliant star.

Edit (8/11/23): Updated workshops.

Week Workshop
1 Intro to Deno KV
2 Intro to design documents
3 Intro to HTTP APIs
4 Intro to acmcsuf.com
5 Intro to JavaScript
6 Intro to TypeScript
7 Intro to Go
8 Intro to Python
9 How to start an open source project
10 API design

Get ready to embark on an interstellar coding adventure with the "Open Source Software" Summer Hackathon, as the sun shines bright and the waves crash against the shore. Let's collaborate, innovate, and explore the endless possibilities of open source coding together, all while embracing the summer spirit and keeping an eye out for unidentified code objects.

Happy hacking! 🌞🚀👽

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