Open Source FTW Hacktoberfest 2020

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Sunday October 4, 2020
04:00 PM to 08:00 PM 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.

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, #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $100 in infrastructure credit at

Event code of conduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!

Important Links

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


On Sunday 4th Oct there will be a session on how to create a PR or for the new comers a good first commit. So even if someone just attend the session he/she'll be understand the basics of github and then can work upon the goal of 4 PRs for Hacktoberfest 2020.

The event can be broken down into pieces as follow:
[4:00pm - 4:15pm] Onboarding
[4:15pm - 4:45pm] What is Hacktoberfest and Open Source
[4:45pm - 4:50pm] Message by the CEO of Digital Ocean
[4:50pm - 5:20pm] Introduction to GitHub
[5:20pm - 6:00pm] How to create a PR (We'll setup a repo for this)
[6:00pm - 6:30pm] Doubts and Community Bonding

Apart from this we'll be having a telegram group for people to join and discuss as well as ask any doubts if they are stuck at any point.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

IOT LAB KIIT and 5 others

IoT Lab, KIIT University is a group of passionate and hard-working students developing and nurturing under the guidance of knowledgeable and competent professors. It is technically a research community with its focus on crowd sourcing and Internet of Things. Apart from the field of research, The IoT Team currently is providing product based services in the field of Application and Website development.