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Patchwork Houston

Patchwork Houston If you'll be in Houston next week for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, or if you happen to be local, we hope you'll join us…


Patchwork Houston

If you’ll be in Houston next week for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, or if you happen to be local, we hope you’ll join us for another Patchwork hack night on October 15. This time we’re hosting with our friends at the Houston Public Library in downtown Houston.


GitHubbers @jroll, @caitbit, @ShikhaThakkar, @rachelmyers, @lynnwallenstein, and @whitmonaq, as well as 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.

No coding experience needed

Patchwork is a self-directed, hands-on workshop for learning Git and GitHub. The atmosphere is casual and informal; it is not an event full of presented tutorials and copious note-taking. You will be able to go at your own pace, with the help of a community mentor nearby in case you run into any trouble. Join us for a night of hacking and snacking and make some new friends while you’re at it!

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.


  • For: Git and GitHub beginners.
  • When? October 15, 6:00-7:45 pm
  • Where? 4th Floor, Program Place Meeting Room, Houston Public Library, Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building, 500 McKinney St. Houston, Texas 77002
  • 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 before the event with more details.

If you do not yet have a GitHub account, we ask that you sign up at before you attend the event. It’s fast, easy, and of course, free. That way you’ll be ready to go right out of the gate.

We will provide food and refreshments. If you have any food allergies, please let us know during registration.

This facility is wheelchair-accessible.

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