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Week 4: Forem Hacktoberfest Twitch Events Recap

coffeecraftcode profile image Christina Gorton ・2 min read

This week the Forem team hosted four streams on Twitch during Hacktoberfest. Here is a recap of what we discussed!

Monday Oct 19th: Gratitude Stream.


Nick Taylor and I gave shoutouts to DEV community members who contributed to Forem last week. We had over 18 PRs merged from 12 different folks 🎉

Wednesday, Oct 21st: Walkthrough Wednesday.


Nick Taylor and I were joined by special guest Vaidehi Joshi, a Senior Software Engineer at DEV/Forem and creator of BaseCS.
Vaidehi answered questions about Forem’s backend architecture, her hobbies, side projects and more.

Thursday, Oct. 8th: Pair Programming with Marie.


DEV community member and Twitch streamer Marie Antons joined us on the stream to work on this open issue to add podcast validation.

Thanks to all our viewers who joined the streams and chatted with us this week!

We look forward to seeing you again next when we are joined by podcast producer and sound designer Levi Sharpe to talk about podcasting and what he does as a podcast producer at Forem.

Walkthrough Wednesday(on Friday) with Levi Sharpe.

Levi Sharpe will be joining Nick Taylor and Christina Gorton on Friday, October 30th at 1pm EDT on thePracticalDev Twitch stream to talk about podcasting and what he does as a podcast producer at Forem.

We will also be joined by community member Shriyash Jalukar to pair on an open Forem issue.

Pair Programming with Nick Taylor and Christina Gorton

Nick Taylor and Christina Gorton will be pairing on Thursday, Oct 29th at 1PM EDT/5PM UTC on the DEV Twitch stream to talk about setting up the development environment, installing Forem on Windows & updating necessary documentation.

Keep an eye on ThePracticalDev Twitch channel for our streaming schedule.

As we head into the final week of Hacktoberfest, I hope these upcoming streams help you submit those final PRs, learn more about open source, and get to know the Forem team and our community a bit more.

P.S. If you’re curious about the open Forem issues you can contribute to, check out this post:

P.P.S. Want a refresher on some Hacktoberfest rules, tips, and advice from DEV? Don’t miss this post:

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