Hacktoberfest with @DSC-TIET Patiala

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Friday October 2, 2020
4:00pm to Oct 4, 6:30pm 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 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:


Event Schedule for 2nd October - 4th October

Day 1 (2nd October)

4:00pm to 4:30 pm

  • What is Hacktoberfest.
  • Why to celebrate Open Source.

4:30pm to 6:00pm

  • Need of a Version Control System for a Open Source Development.
  • Getting started Git and Github.
  • Understanding Commits, Branches, Pull Requests and Merge Conflicts.
  • Creating your First PR.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

  • Some awesome Git and GitHub extensions in favourite text editors
  • How to write beautiful README files and markdown conventions.
  • Quiz on Git
  • Concluding the day

Day 2 (3rd October)

6:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Benefits of Github Education Student Pack
  • Encashing the Github Education Pack

6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Doubt Session on Git and Github, problems in creating a PR
  • Podcast with previous GSoCers and their contribution to open source.
  • Concluding the day

Day 3 (4th October)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

  • How to be a Part of Open Source
  • Open Source Mentorship Programs Like GSoC and Outreachy
  • AMA with GSoCers

5:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Advanced Github Topics
  • Github actions
  • Github pages
  • 3rd party integrations with Github

6:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Journey of Linux
  • Concluding the event

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Developer Student Clubs TIET

DSC TIET is the local community affiliated with google developer student clubs for Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. We believe in the power of open source and collaboration is the key to building something powerful. Developer Student Clubs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome.