Devopedia Hacktoberfest 2019

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Sponsored by DigitalOcean and DEV, Hacktoberfest® is a hackfest for developers anywhere in the world. It's happening all through October with many events organized worldwide. Devopedia is proud to take part in this year's fest.

Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge. Mentors will be around to guide participants.

1. Sign up at
2. Pick one of many open source projects at Devopedia listed below (or any GitHub public repo for that matter)
3. Make at least 4 pull requests between October 1-31.
4. First 50,000 participants to complete this challenge stand to win a T-shirt.
5. You can start hacking now. Don't wait for this event. This event is for the finale.

More details at the main site:

What's In It For Me!
1. Learn the workflow for contributing to open source
2. Get immediate feedback on your coding skills
3. Get guidance from technical experts and mentors on software design/architecture
4. Learn to use relevant tools for creating software
5. Collaborate with other participants
6. Win prizes for best contributions

0. Breakfast and Registrations Start at 9.00AM

1. About Hacktoberfest & Welcoming Participants @ 10AM (10 mins)

2. The Open Source Movement (30 mins)
by Rohini Lakshané, Technologist, Wikimedian, Public Policy Researcher

3. My Open Source Experience from Contributor to Creator (20 mins)
by Abdul Majed Raja RS, Data Scientist at CISCO, R Community Leader, Trainer

4. Short introduction to open source projects at Devopedia (15 mins)

5. Start hacking, individually or as a team

6. Lunch (Sponsored by Coviam Technologies)

7. Presentations and awards to three best contributors/teams towards Devopedia's projects

List of Open Source Projects
1. Wikipedia Gap Analysis:

2. Topic Resource Finder:

3. GeSHi, Generic Syntax Highlighter for PHP:

4. Topic Trends:

5. Semantic Diagram Mapper:

6. Twitter Hashtag Selector:

7. Question Generator:

8. Knowledge Explorer:

All eight projects can be viewed via this link:

Code of Conduct
Hacktoberfest is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. For more details, visit