Hacktoberfest Online Meetup in Amsterdam

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
9:00am to Oct 31, 9:00pm CET
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:


There will be several different types of events happening in October in this group.

We will have :

  • A weekly (on Tuesdays) check-in on Youtube, where everyone is welcome to join. Each event will happen as such :
  • Welcome (5 minutes)
  • Presentation about Open Source from a different speaker (20/30 minutes)
  • Short list of highlights and achievements of the previous week in the group of people having joined (5 minutes)
  • Introduction of the "Open Source" package of the week : an example of OSS library that originates from Amsterdam / the Netherlands. (10 minutes)
  • Q/A - 10 minutes
  • An always-on Discord channel for folks from the region to check-in and ask questions from facilitators, at all levels. The Discord channel can be found here.

Currently planned events and speakers :

  • Tuesday 6th October - 17:00/18:00
    • Marit van Dijk - Collaborating on OSS
  • Tuesday 13th - 17:00/18:00
    • Pascal Schilp - How I got into Open Source
  • Tuesday 20th - 17:00/18:00
    • Jeroen Heijmans - Getting your first 100 GitHub stars
  • Tuesday 27th - 17:00/18:00
    • Speaker to be announced
    • The last stretch, don't let go now and let us know how we will help you!

The Discord server will be populated with all the folks joining and helping, from different companies of the region. All of that with facilitators available to help people at all times

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

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