Hacktoberfest Open Hack Day

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What's Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with DEV — 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 others 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 at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com.
Rules and prizes

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $50 in infrastructure credit at https://do.co/hacktoberfest50.
Events code of conduct

Hacktoberfest events are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Include this line on your event page: "Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!"
Resources
Git

How To Create a Pull Request on GitHub
GitHub Training Kit: Open source slides, workbook, and cheat sheet courseware for teaching Git and GitHub classes
Understanding the GitHub Flow
Patchwork: Casual, mentored workshops for beginners to Git and GitHub

Open Source

An Introduction to Open Source
Open Source Guides
Articles about open source

Where to find open source projects to work on?

GitHub
Hacktoberfest

Find more resources and useful tips for participants on the Hacktoberfest site.

AGENDA?
Welcome
Intro to Hacktoberfest: the celebration, prizes, and instructions
Intro to open source
Workshop — how to contribute to open source
Demos [before/after hack time] — 3 to 5-minute demos by anyone interested in sharing their open source projects.
Hack time

WHO CAN ATTEND?
The event is open to anyone who wants to attend.