It's Hacktoberfest 2018! Let's celebrate open source over food, drinks, learning, and great company!
This is a beginner–friendly event, open to anyone wishing to contribute to open-source projects regardless of skill level or interest.
- 5:00pm – Doors open
- 5:05pm – Welcome words
- 5:10pm – Intro to Hacktoberfest and open-source
- 5:15pm – Project intros & demos – do you have a project you wish people worked on? Now is the time to share it.
- 5:30pm – Hack time!
- 7:30pm – Demo time!
- 7:45pm – Back to hacking
- 9:30pm – Demo time!
- 10:00pm – Optional sauna
- 11:59pm – Doors close
We will also have food and drinks served during the first hack time.
Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like, and ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.
Can't make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today: https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/
Rules and Prizes
First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up five pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you'll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they've been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)
Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants (Hacktobefestants?) by using the hashtag, #hacktoberfest, on your social media platform of choice.
New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $10 in infrastructure credit at do.co/hacktoberfest2018.