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Switch Presents Hacktoberfest

29 de Outubro de 2021 a 30 de Outubro de 2021

Join the Switch team for two days of intense open-source coding, riveting tech talks, and a few beers. Get a chance to win a trip to Munich!

About this event
At Switch, we believe open-source projects keep the internet humming. This October, join us for a two-day-long hackathon in our Porto office and contribute to open source Hacktoberfest repositories.
Join in solo or bring your team and get a chance to win a weekend trip to Munich, Germany!
Switch Hackathons are open to everyone. Students are encouraged to join in, team up with our engineers, learn and share their knowledge about tech.
Hacktoberfest is a month-long global celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean in partnership with Intel, AppWrite, and DeepSource, with a strong focus on encouraging contributions to open source projects.

Friday, October 29th

17:00 - 18:30 | Hackathon
Join the competition. Solve issues in the topics suggested by our engineering team or explore Hacktoberfest repositories. Every contribution counts.

18:30 - 20:00 | Opening Session & Welcome Drinks, German Munch
Simão Belchior, head of engineering at Switch, welcomes the participants with a session about open-source, collaborative innovation, and git.

18:30 - 23:00 | Hackathon
Join the competition. Solve issues in the topics suggested by our engineering team or explore Hacktoberfest repositories. Every contribution counts.

Saturday, October 30th

10:00 - 12:00 | Hackathon
Join the competition. Solve issues in the topics suggested by our engineering team or explore Hacktoberfest repositories. Every contribution counts.

12:00 - 13:00 | Switch Talks: Micro Services and Data Lakes at Switch
João Bandeira, head of product at Switch, explores the concepts and state of the art of micro-services and data lakes, how we make use of them at Switch, and the lessons learned building our payments platform

13:00 - 23:00 | Hackathon
Join the competition. Solve issues in the topics suggested by our engineering team or explore Hacktoberfest repositories. Every contribution counts.


Registration.
You can join the hackathon on your own or with a team. All team members must register. Teams can have up to three team members.

Competition.
We will have a scoreboard throughout the two-day event. Only contributions made during the duration of the event count.

Prizes.
The team or individual occupying the first spot on the scoreboard on Saturday, October 30th at 11:00 pm is the winner. The winner or winning team will be granted a weekend trip to Munich, Germany.

Logistics and equipment.
Bring your own laptop. We can provide everything else. There will be food and drinks for everyone throughout the hackathon.
COVID-19. Bring a mask. Follow health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 during the event.

To know more about Switch, visit our website.

If you have any questions, feel free to let us know. Reach out to us at [email protected]