Hacktoberfest - Opening Up Open Source - IIIT Una

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 10, 2020
06:00pm to 08:00pm IST
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.

Open Source Society Una brings to you Opening up Open Source on 10th October 2020 to help you get started in your journey to open source through Hacktoberfest.
We bring to you our main speaker Jan C. Borchardt

A few things about him-
- Co-founder & design lead, NextCloud (nextcloud.com)
- Co-founder, Open Source Design
- Co-founder, Terms of Service; Didn’t Read (tosdr.org)

More info can be found here: https://jancborchardt.net/

You also participate in a quick competition to contribute to open source softwares to earn certificates! You also get the opportunity to listen to Ayush Jain (MLH Fellow), Utkarsh Singh (SDE at Optum). Above that, network with like-minded students all around the globe!

Book your time and register now!
10th October, 6PM to 8PM

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:


  • Till 8th October 6PM - Welcome to the community and introduction

  • After registration closes - Networking, Asking questions about open source.

  • 10th October 6PM - Webinar, Innauguration

  • 10th October 6:10PM - Talk by Chief Guest, Jan C Borchardt

  • 10th October 6:25PM - QA session for students to ask questions to the Chief Guest

  • 10th October 6:50PM - Introduction to Git and GitHub, and Hacktoberfest by Utkarsh Singh, Incoming SDE at Optum

  • 10th October 7:10PM - Opportunities in Open Source by Ayush Jain, MLH Fellow

  • 10th October 7:30PM - Sharing of open source projects by participants (YOU!) for the community to collaborate on.

  • 10th October 8:00PM to 17th October 8:00PM - Collaboration period to get a certificate

  • 17th October 8:00PM onwards (till eternity ;) ) - Continue open source

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Prashant Sengar and 2 others

Open Source Society Una is the student organization of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una responsible for promoting the open source culture in the institute.