Lockdown Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 3, 2020
9:00am to Oct 4, 12:00am UTC+00
Event is hosted online

Event Description

From the Organiser

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:


Drop In, Code and Chill

I'll be hosting a full day event for anyone to drop in for mentorship, pointers and collaboration on any open source work to contribute to Hacktoberfest.

Meet other people in Open Source, learn new things and give back to the community we benefit from every day!


I will be running a few sessions on key skills for working in open source (All times GMT)

Saturday 3rd October


Triaging GitHub issues and finding things to work on

Ad-Hoc sessions

Use lockdown to our advantage and make use of the time! Collaborate, chill, code at your leisure. Join me on twitch when I'm working, or let's schedule group hacks!


I will be inviting some folks to come along and talk about the great projects they work on - speakers TBC!

Show and tell

~5 min demos to show off what you have been working on - these will be arranged as part of the Saturday drop-in days or ad hoc as required!

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

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