Hacktoberfest @GECI

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 3, 2020
10:30am to 1:30pm IST
Event is hosted online

Event Description

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:



10:30am - Welcome note. The event starts by introducing the resource person and participants to Hacktoberfest, what is it, why is it, how is it and what are the cool rewards of completing goals in Hacktoberfest!

11:00am - Introduction to Open-Source. What is Open-Source, how does it work, why Open-Source, pros of Open-Source, and how one can contribute to Open-Source. Introduction to Open-Source tools.

11:30am - Introduction to Git and version control system, and how it works. Introduction to GitHub, explaining the difference between Git and GitHub, how can one work on GitHub and can contribute to various Open-Source projects. Teaching how Git works and giving a demo of how to create a Pull-Request so that they can finally get started with the Hack!

1:00pm - Networking session for everyone to meet and greet each other, resolve their doubts and make connections!

1:30pm - Thanking note to resource person and the participants. Happy Hacking!!!

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Athira . and Akshay R K

Free and open-source software (FOSS) cell GECI is a group of students passionate and enthusiastic about free software and technology. The cell strives to bring more student developers into the open-source community.