We’re excited to announce that our next Patchwork hack night will be on Thursday, March 12 2015, and co-hosted with our friends at Nutshell in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

design room

No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you’re at it!

Forks you don’t eat with? Branches not made of wood?

Newcomers to Git and GitHub: you’ll leave with a merged Pull Request, a square on your contributions graph, and confidence to get more involved in the open source community.

Mentors: if you’ve ever had a Pull Request merged, now is your chance to share the love and help someone else create magic.

Learning is better together

@jatoben and I, along with local community mentors, will be on hand to walk you through the Hello World tutorial, answer your questions, help you create your first open source project and achieve your first merged Pull Request.

We’ll begin with a story about getting started in programming, spend time on the tutorial in small groups, and then close things out with a lightning talk from our friend Julie Cameron from Girl Develop It (@jewlofthelotus).


  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Where? Nutshell, 212 South Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • RSVP:
    • Want to learn Git and Github? RSVP as an attendee.
    • Want to help guide future open source maintainers and contributors? RSVP as a mentor.

Once registered, you’ll receive an email the day before the event with details about the tutorial.

Food and refreshments will be provided. This facility is wheelchair friendly.