Drop-ins encouraged. Don't worry about being present at the start, show up when you can. Join us for the first of two Hacktoberfest sessions.
Intro to Hacktoberfest - the celebration, prizes, and instructions
Contribution demo - quick pull request demonstration
Hack time - Facilitated formation of groups by interest
Demos - 3–5 minute demos by anyone interested in sharing projects worked on this evening
The Intro and Contribution demo will happen twice. At 5:30 and 7:00.
(DigitalOcean and GitHub are not officially affiliated with this event, but they've provided some wonderful information that you can find below.)
Hacktoberfest—brought to you by DigitalOcean and GitHub—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 four 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.
Official Hacktoberfest FAQs
How do I sign up for Hacktoberfest?
Register with your GitHub credentials at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ .
When can I start?
You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.
Who can participate in Hacktoberfest?
Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community!
What are the rules?
To win a shirt, you must sign up on the Hacktoberfest site and make four pull requests on GitHub by October 31st. (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.)
Where can I make pull requests?
Pull requests can be made in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects.
What if I don’t complete four pull requests by October 31st?
Everyone who participates receives limited-edition Hacktoberfest stickers—regardless if you complete the four pull requests or not.
Get in touch with our team by sending an email to [masked].