PyLadies Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm CET
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Join this Hacktoberfest virtual event, organized by PyLadies Paris!

Hacktoberfest 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.

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, @PyLadiesParis #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

The kick-off of the event will be live on YouTube on Ocotber 1, 2020 at 6PM - link to be shared soon. Join us!
You can already join us on Slack where we will chat throughout the month to help you contribute to open source projects. We will not be using the Mattermost link posted below.

Go to and then search for our channel #hacktoberfest2020.

Event code of conduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read the 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:



6:00-6:10PM: Introduction by Maud Levy @Pyladies Paris
6:10-6:30PM Why contribute to Open Source? by Yohan Lasorsa @Microsoft
6:30-6:50PM: Open source to open research by Chiara Marmo @Inria scikit-learn Consortium
6:40-7:00PM: How to make your first contribution: step by step demo by Laïla Atrmouh @Bureaux à partager
7:00-7:15PM: What to look for in a project to contribute to? by Jennifer Davis @Microsoft
7:15-7:35: Project contribution suggestions by Open Source Project maintainers:
- Svg_utils by Bartosz Teleńczuk

- Ipycytoscape by Mariana Meireles @QuantStack
- Scikit-image and Plotly by Emmanuelle Gouillart @Saint-Gobain
7:35-7:40: How to find Hactoberfest issues and closing notes by Maria Teleńczuk @Pyladies Paris
7:40-End of October: work on Slack. Please join us here instead of the Mattermost link posted below. You can join whenever you are ready. Go to and then search for our channel #hacktoberfest2020.

Any question that needs fast attention? Contact us on Meetup, Twitter or Slack.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Maud Levy and 2 others

PyLadies is an international mentorship group which focuses on helping more women become active participants in the Python open-source community. It is part of the Python Software Foundation. It was started in Los Angeles in 2011.