Kickstarting Hacktoberfest with ACM-VIT

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 10, 2020
7:00pm to 11:00pm 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.

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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:


19:00 - Opening Note

  • Join us for a talk on Experiencing the FOSS Culture (with Sanskar Jethi)

19:45 - Making your first PR on GitHub

  • Learn the ins and outs of git, and make your first PR for Hacktoberfest with us!

20:15 - A World beyond Hacktoberfest

  • What after Hacktoberfest? Learn some more about the world of Opensource and how you can keep contributing to it

21:30 - Working with GitHub Pages

  • Learn how to deploy your website on GitHub Pages!

22:00 - Opensource in Machine Learning

  • A fun discussion with Subhaditya Mukherjee about the Opensource community in ML/AI

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

ACM-VIT, one of the most reputed and distinguished technical chapter in VIT, Vellore has been working with vision and determination since it’s inception in 2009, with the aspirations of advancement of computer science as a science and a profession. ACM-VIT has been working on projects related to graphic designing, web development, machine learning and app development and has been organizing events and workshop for the same. Apart from this, ACM-VIT also boasts of its own research wing, the only chapter in VIT to have that.