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.
Our speakers consist of eminent open-source advocates. This event will include a talk delivered by Joel Wasserman, who is the creator of FlossBank, Software engineer at Google, Director at TeacherFund. He will tell us about his journey with open-source, how we could be best involved and we will make our first pull request!
The second session is from Nuritzi Sanchez, Sr Open source program manager at GitLab and former President at GNOME Foundation. She will be speaking about "How to start contributing to Open-source engagement teams".
On 20th October, our third session will be held live! Co-founder of Major League Hacking, Jonathan Gottfried will join us! An Ask-Me-Anything session, which includes every query you could ask Jon can be clarified, whether it's about MLH, Open source initiatives, or MLH Fellowship, anything, you can ask to live!
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!