Introduction to Open Source At VIT Chennai

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Friday October 16, 2020
8:00pm to 10:00pm IST
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel — 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.

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About the MeetUp

The Speaker : Eddie Jaoude
He will be speaking and giving the participants an introduction about Open Source and Github. The session will also include a QnA between the participants and the speaker.

Rules and Rewards

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at 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 spammy behavior, or not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

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

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Event code of conduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM IST
The session will be conducted by Eddie Jaoude. He will be talking about Open Source and GitHub. The session will also involve a QnA session with the speaker at the event.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Manav Modi and Neel Raval

A student chapter in VIT Chennai aiming to achieve technical and overall development to passionate and enthusiastic students. Majorly working on interdisciplinary projects and conducting upskilling workshops for helping members and student communities.