Hacktoberfest 2020 - Open source for beginners

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
7:30pm to 8:30pm IST
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Developer Student Club MAIT presents a virtual event Hacktoberfest 2020: Open Source for Beginners

Hacktoberfest brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Dev & Intel. It 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:


Welcoming everyone: Welcoming everyone on board, setting up expectations for the event, and starting off with introductions.

Introduction to Hacktoberfest: A 2-4 minute introduction to Hacktoberfest and what are the important pointers that make this event important.

Introduction to Open source and its importance: 5-10 minutes on what is open source and why is it important in the world of technology.

Contributing to open source: A 10-minute brief introduction to Git version control and GitHub. And how to use these to contribute to open source.

Creating a pull request: A 10-minute demo on how to create a pull request for students who are new to the open-source world.

Next steps to become an open source contributor: A discussion on how open source contributors grow and how to move forward with contributing to meaningful open source softwares.

Interactive session with everyone working on and sharing what they learned so far: An interactive session for around 10 minutes where all the participants can ask and answer each other’s doubts and can discuss what all they have learned in this event.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Deepika Rana and 15 others

Developer Student Clubs MAIT is a community group for students interested in Google developer technologies and other latest technologies. The group is a member-based club for all who are interested in taking part in projects and development held within DSC MAIT.