Open Source Hack Night

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 18:30
NYC JavaScript
New York

You know those docs you reference on a daily basis? Those packages you are wiring up together to make all those websites and apps running? They were all written by volunteers like yourself—open source runs on volunteers.

Join us for an evening of learning how to contribute to docs, code, and community collaboration through open source contributions. We’ll have mentors in house with endless amounts of encouragement and insight. Every level of programmer is welcome and we’ll have groups to help make everyone feel comfortable at the pace they’d like to move.

This is a small groups workshop-style event. It would be helpful to be familiar with HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript.

Our focus is on helping open source projects and maintainers, and for this first one our mentors will help walk you through ways to contribute to the awesome projects you use like:

• Fixing bugs

• Writing tests

• Documentation

• Adding resources

• Adding a feature

• Writing guides

But all OSS projects and contributions are welcome. If you’re new and want to know how to get started, or have a patch you need to finish, or are a maintainer and need help—or even just heads down time in a friendly atmosphere—come and join!

Are you on open source maintainer who would love more contributors to your project? Been itching to try mentoring? Please email  [masked] !!!


• An ID to show security

• A laptop with charger

• An open mind

• Song requests (gotta keep the party going! background music!)


• Setup a GitHub account:

Level / Prerequisites 

Beginner & Intermediate


6:30 - 7:00PM: Mingle, drinks & pizza.

7:00 - 8:30PM: Workshop

Code of Conduct:

NY JavaScript expects all speakers and attendees to follow the JSConf Code of Conduct



Condé Nast is generously offering space, food and drinks. 

Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world’s most influential audiences. Attracting 115 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital, and video brands, the company’s portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Details, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogue, Ars Technica, and Built While Flying is Condé Nast’s digital team who is dedicated to growing our already rapidly expanding digital consumer base. 

Condé Nast

222 Broadway, 17th Floor