Getting started @Layer5

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
8:00am to 9:00am CDT
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.

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 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

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:


[8:00 AM] - Introduction to Open Source and Layer5 community
[8:15 AM] - Introduction to various Repositories across Layer5
[8:30 AM] - Basics of GitHub and Best Practises during Contribution
[8:45 AM] - Doubts/Beginner issues Introduction
[9:00 AM] - Call ends

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Prateek Tripathy and 3 others

Layer5 is dedicated to partnering with leading educational institutions, technology vendors, solution providers and industry experts to drive the adoption of cloud native technologies focused on the evolution of how developers write modern applications, how operators run infrastructure and how product owners manage service offerings. Layer5, the service mesh community, established the Layer5 Partner Program to develop an ecosystem to advance higher learning of cloud native networking and to enable service providers to accelerate customers’ digital transformations, helping them move into the new era of DevOps and cloud native applications.