Hacktoberfest 2020 @ Gettysburg College

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Friday October 2, 2020
3:00pm to 10:00pm EDT
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:


Happy Hacktoberfest!

  • 3:00 - Welcome - Danny Ziegler, Lead Organizer
  • 3:10 - Ice Breakers/Networking - fun activities lead by our ACM chapter officers
  • 3:30 - What is Hacktoberfest? We will introduce open source, the Hacktoberfest event, and our inspiration for bringing it to Gettysburg College.
  • 3:45 - Roll Call - Our first PR of Hacktoberfest 2020!
  • 4:00 - Get Hacking - facilitated hack time
  • 5:00 - Supper Time - brief intermission to take some nourishment. The zoom will remain active for those who wish to network while they eat
  • 6:00 - More Hacking Fun - more facilitated hack time

Links & Resources


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