Hack GEC

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Monday October 5, 2020
05:00pm to Oct 15, 12:00pm 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.

HackGEC is organized by the FOSS Cell of GEC Palakkad with the aim to bring open source and Hacktober to a wide student audience and increase the contributors to FOSS

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:


Inaugural Session 05:00 P.M 05-10-2020
-Intro to Hacktober and FOSS
-Demo on PRs and Git & GitHub

Workshops & Webinars 06-10-2020 and 07-10-2020

Hacking Time 08-10-2020 to 13-10-2020

Sharing Experience 05:00 P.M 14-10-2020

Conclusion and Valedictory Session 05:00 P.M 15-10-2020

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Hemang Mohan and Aravind Hari

College Cell to promote Free and Open Source Software and its use. Various events and training programs are conducted by the cell to this effect.