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2 Days Of Fun
Cool Speakers
Coding Competition & Prizes
DA Hack 2021 is De Anza's second annual virtual Hacktoberfest event. Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to the open source community, connect with industry experts and gain insights from various workshops!
Network With Peers
Interesting Workshops
Contribute to Open Source

Schedule

Learn About The Event Schedule

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GitHub for Open Source ContributionsAreman Hashemi6:30pm - 7:30pm

Speakers

Learn About The Event Speakers

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Annam Quraishi

Over 4 years of experience working with startups and in the biotech industry. Her passion is making lasting impacts in the Medtech field through socially-driven businesses.

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Areman Hashemi

De Anza Alumni transferred to UCSC, where he recently graduated with highest honors with a B.S. in Computer Science. Areman currently works at Veeva Systems where he is an Associate Software Engineer. He enjoys practicing leet code and hanging out with his wife and dog at the park.

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Azine Davoudzadeh

Founder of XR EDU, an organization that researches virtual, augmented, and mixed reality solutions for classrooms. Educator, speaker, and thought leader in the XR Education space.

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Dan Turchin

CEO and Founder of PeopleReign, the leading AI platform for employee service automation. Passionate about building great teams to solve large problems.

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Hema Mutyala

Hema is a master's student in Software Engineering with specialization in Cloud Computing and virtualization at San Jose State University. She is passionate about solving high impact problems using data and has a strong background in Software Development, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing.

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Indira Bhatt

Indira is an open source compliance consultant. Her experience is in open source licensing, processes, tooling and tech M&A’s. Indira is also a community representative for the Linux Foundations OpenChain Project.

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Mike Doroshenko

Mike Doroshenko is a software engineer at SAP. He is the founder of the AI startup Visioner and a Google Developers Student Club Community Lead. He is having his final interview for a Facebook internship soon and would like to share his advice.

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Rodrigo Mendoza Smith

Rodrigo is the founder and CEO of Quine, a stealth mode startup based in London with the aim of helping developers maximise their GDP.

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Tal Globus

A passionate software engineer with expertise in the field of Machine Learning. Senior software engineer at a recently acquired reverse logistics startup.

Team

Learn About The Event Team

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Jesse Lutan

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Maxim Bravo

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Janani Pandurangan

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Prayusha

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Cassie Hashemi

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Sulphine Susio Odio

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Yunna Elly Chong

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Sophia Rao

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Sam Srivatsan

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Shadi Bitaraf

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Jack Tian

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Justin Lu

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Masaki Takeuchi

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Peter Tran

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Shams Ansari

FAQ

Some commonly asked questions

Open source refers to source code that is publicly accessible and allows anyone to inspect, modify or learn from it. Open source projects encourage collaboration and the freedom to use the software for any purpose you wish.

Pull requests are proposed code changes that you can submit to a branch in a repository on GitHub. Once submitted, a project maintainer will review and discuss the changes before they become final.

Yes. DA Hack is open to all students, regardless of which school they attend. We encourage you to invite your friends!

DA Hack is open to students of all levels of experience. Whether you are taking your first introductory CS class, or have years of programming experience, we welcome you!

Nope. DA Hack is open to all students, regardless of their major!

DA Hack will be taking place over the weekend of October 23-24. On Saturday morning, we will kick off with a welcome session in the morning to mark the official beginning of DA Hack. We will have various workshops, presentations, and more, until Sunday evening!

Unfortunately, we still find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic. As such, DA Hack will be completely online this year.

We will be hosting all presentations and live events through Zoom. In terms of contributing, the vast majority of that will be done through GitHub!

The criteria for earning Hacktoberfest swag is based on the number of quality pull requests that you submit to Hacktoberfest-approved open source repositories. For more details, visit the official Hacktoberfest website.

The coding competition is a coding problem race hosted by the Competitive Programming Club. An initial screening round will take place where you will need to submit a certain number of successful solutions. If you pass this round, then you will qualify to compete in the competitive round, with more difficult problems and a shorter time limit, for prizes. For more information, refer to the DA Hack Discord server.

Resources

Some stuff to help you get started!

Sponsors

The Organizations That Make This Event Possible

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