Hacktoberfest Online Meetup by MSD in Prague- create your first pull request!

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Tuesday October 6, 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm CET
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Come to discover how to start contributing to Open Source software and hopefully get one pull request closer to a Hacktoberfest T-shirt!
This meetup is made especially for those who have no or little experience with contributing to Open Source. You can learn how to start and get support from our coaches.

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors toward 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.

What do you need?
- A computer 😊
- Git installed
- GitHub account
- A code editor
- Elementary knowledge of command line/any graphical interface to use Git

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.

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:


6:00pm Welcome & Introduce Hacktoberfest
6:10pm How to contribute? How to write good commit messages?
6:25pm Workshop- time to work on your pull request (you can ask coaches to help you anytime!)
7:20pm Show and tell
7:30pm Wrap up

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Natalia Vokrouhlecka and Tereza Paukert

MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been operating in the Czech Republic since 1992. We provide medicines and vaccines to health professionals, patients and the public against a number of serious, mostly life-threatening diseases.