Introduction to Open Source by KIIT FOSS/OSH community

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Friday October 2, 2020
5:00pm to 8:00pm 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.

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 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!

Get in Touch

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Who can attend?

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


17:00 IST - 17:05 IST: Lobby - waiting for attendees
17:05 IST - 17:20 IST: Welcome Attendees and brief Introduction
17:20 IST - 17:50 IST: Introduction to Open Source and how can we make a career out of it?
17:50 IST - 18:05 IST: Doubt session and feedback.
18:05 IST - 18:35 IST: What and why Hacktoberfest?
18:35 IST - 18:50 IST: Doubt session and feedback.
18:50 IST - 19:15 IST: About our community and plans for tomorrow
19:15 IST - 19:20 IST: Adjournment

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KIIT FOSS/OSH Community and 2 others

KIIT FOSS/OSH is an Open Source Community, which aims to provide everyone a place where innovations take place in a collaborative environment with Open Source technologies and principles. We believe in working together in an Open environment has a better impact on society and also brings developers and innovators closer. By working together for a greater cause, you are not only working with great minds all around but also giving those an opportunity to learn innovate and grow.