The news was published at https://www.drupal.org/news . Until the official version, release candidate versions will be published. Everyone may help spreading the news by joining „Help translate the Drupal 8 announcement and press release“ and translate the news and press releases which will be published there a week before the event.
The participants in Drupal Site Building course have the opportunity to start work after course completion. One of the companies which gives such opportunity is StangaOne1. They will have Doors Open Day in their office on October 30th 2015.