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Setup Day for Project Ricotta Hackathon

Open Source Software

Thu, Mar 30, 10:00 PM (UTC)


About this event

This is an open lab session where we will set up our local development environment for the Lasagna Love project. This would include forking the proper repositories and making sure our Git/Github setup is ready for contributing.

This is not a formal workshop, and we will not be covering how to use Git and Github. If you would like to learn to use Git, Github and the command line to contribute to Open Source check out the previous workshops in this series: Intro to Git, Github & the Terminal followed by Contributing to Open Source with Git & Github.

This is the final step in a series of open source workshops that will help developers that are new to open source prep for their 1st open source contributions to Project Ricotta for Lasagna Love. You should attend Intro to Git, Github & the Terminal or have previous experience with pushing, pulling, branching, and handling merge conflicts before attending this workshop. You should also attend Contributing to Open Source using Git & Github or have previous experience with forking, rebasing and fetching.

Follow our entire series and make your first open source contributions with Girl Develop It and Lasagna Love!

  • March 8, 3:30p - 4:30p ET / 12:30p - 1:30p PT: Women's Month Panel: Importance of Women Learning & Loving Open Source Software
  • March 21 & 23, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: Intro to Git, Github & the Terminal (2 session cohort)
  • March 28, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: Contributing to Open Source using Git & Github
  • March 30, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: (Free) Setup Day for Project Ricotta Hackathon
  • March 31, 12p ET / 9a PT: Project Ricotta Hackathon (Kick-off)

Event Details:

Thursday, March 30
 6:00p - 9:00p ET / 3:00p - 6:00p PT

Cost: free
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Technical Requirements:

  • A laptop or computer
  • Terminal or command line installed
  • IDE installed (VS Code and Sublime Text are great options)
  • Git installed and setup (see our Intro to Git, Github & the Terminal workshop)
  • Active Github account

Code of Conduct:
Our mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (


  • Jeseekia Vaughn


  • Jeseekia Vaughn


  • Katie Brydon

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director