Hacktoberfest 2020: Open Hack SVIT

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Sunday October 11, 2020
10:00am to 04:00pm 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.

HacktoberFest 2020: Open Hack SVIT is organized in the celebration of HacktoberFest - a month-long celebration of open-source software,
brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel. MozNeurons are proud to organize this event on the campus of SVIT for its students' community which will take place on the date of October 4, 2020, from 10:00 IST to 16:00 IST.

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 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 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 https://do.co/hacktoberfest100.

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:


10:00 - The event starts with some icebreakers and introductions.

10:15 - Introducing the participants to Hacktoberfest; what is it, why is it, how is it and what are the cool rewards of completing goals in Hacktoberfest!

10:45 - Introduction to Open-Source, what is Open-Source, how does it work, why Open-Source, pros of Open-Source, and how one can contribute to Open-Source.

11:30 - Introduction to GitHub, what is GitHub, why GitHub, how can one work on GitHub and can contribute to various Open-Source projects. Also, teaching them the importance of 'H' in the GitHub.

12:30 - Lunch Break

13:00 - Introduction to Git, what is Git, why Git, explaining the difference between Git and GitHub, what is version controlling, and how it works. Teaching how Git works and giving a demo of how to create a Pull-Request so that they can finally get started with the Hack!

14:00 - HACK TIME! Let the participants explore and let them dive deeper into the world of Open-Source, Git, and GitHub and help them get through their obstacles.

15:30 - We will then conclude the fest with a networking session so that everyone can meet and greet each other, resolve their doubts and make new connections!

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Pranit Brahmbhatt and 8 others

MozNeurons is a Mozilla Campus Club of our college SVIT, Vasad. I'm one of the leads of the community alongside Arpan Patel. This is a community ran by the students, for the students of our college exclusively.