Hacktoberfest with SRMKZILLA

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Wednesday October 7, 2020
06:00pm to 08:00pm 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 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:


What is Git and How to GitHub!

Day 1

• Icebreaker
• What is version control? Why is it needed?
• What is Git? How does it help us?
• GitHub – what is it? And the difference between Git and GitHub.
• Terminology – Repository, branch, commit, pull request
• Git Actions – Init, clone, add, commit, push, pull
• Making our first Pull Request!

For the love of open source

Day 2

Day 2 – For the love of Open Source!
• What is Open Source? How does GitHub power Open Source.
• What is Hacktoberfest and why should one take part in it?
• The rules of Hacktoberfest
• What are issues on GitHub? And how to solve them.
• Discussing the issues in SRMKZILLA repositories
• Solving an example issue
• The doubt clearing session
• Show and tell

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Ishan Chhabra and 5 others

The official Mozilla campus club promoting the power of open source in and around the campus of SRMIST, Chennai.