Hacktoberfest Online Kickoff with That Conference!

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
7:00pm to 9:00pm CDT
Event is hosted online

Event Description

THAT Hacktoberfest Kickoff!

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:


7PM Central - 10/1

  • Welcome - General introduction to the event (2-3 minutes)
  • Introductions/Ice Breakers (5-10 minutes)
  • Brief intro to Hacktoberfest and That Conference (3-5 minutes)
  • Brief intro/refresher on open source (5-10 minutes, depending on audience questions)
  • Workshop and planning (10-15 minutes)
  • Get Hacking (60-70 minutes)
  • Show and Tell (5-10 minutes)
  • Reminder of Future "Check-in" Meetings (1-2 minutes)

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Ross Larson and Clark Sell

THAT is a polyglot community for all things technology where members help, teach and support each other year round. What started as an annual technology conference has grown into community of practitioners teaching, sharing and supporting each other daily. Through our multiple in-person and virtual events each year we continual push to bring positive impact across our industry and welcome everyone regardless of experience, tech stack or background.