Stevens Virtual Hacktoberfest, Hoboken, NJ - Stevens Institute of Technology

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 10, 2020
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 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.

Rules and Rewards

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. To earn your Hacktoberfest tee or tree reward, you must register and make four valid pull requests (PRs) between October 1-31 (in any time zone). PRs can be made to participating public repos on GitHub, those that have the Hacktoberfest topic. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate. This year, the first 70,000 participants who successfully complete the challenge will be eligible to receive a prize. 1

Read more here.

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.

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:


[11:00]   Kick Off (introduce the event, introduce collaborators, more)
[11:30]   Making your first Pull Request (Git workshop)
[12:30]   SEC Presentation
[1:30]     IEEE Presentation
[2:30]     CTC Presentation
[9:00]     Showcase of pull requests made throughout the day

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Pridhvi Myneni and 2 others

The Computer Technology Committee is a joint initiative by students across the Institute and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Stevens. Select students and professors work together to produce seminars to better prepare underclassmen for future classes, internships, and careers. The core of our initiative is to welcome students of ALL majors as we strive to provide a unique opportunity to broaden their skillsets, learn new technologies, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration.