Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
9:00am to 9:40pm 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.

Can't make it to this online meetup? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today.

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.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $100 in infrastructure credit at

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:


Opening Keynote
- Welcome
- Intro to the community
- Stats check
- Agenda disclose

- Introduction to Open Source
- Open Source vs Crowdsource
- Hacktoberfest & it's aim
- Prizes & rewards

Introduction to Git & GitHub
- Understanding how version control works
- Git & GitHub
- Repository Hierarchy
- Issues
- Pull Requests
- Markdown


Why & how?
- Opportunities and Rewards
- How to contribute to
- Documentation
- Live projects
- Hunting and solving bugs

- Talks by open source contributors
- QnA with contributors

Getting Creative with Open Source
- Scope and possibilities
- Starting a repository + getting contributors
- GitHub Student Developer Pack

Closing Keynote
- Quiz

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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