Hacktoberfest | HnCC, BIT Sindri

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Friday October 2, 2020
3:00pm to Oct 11, 10:00pm 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. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

We start off with introductions and some workshops on Day 1 with the motto of let's git it.
The main attraction of our meetup is our guest speaker Simon Redman. He is an active maintainer in The KDE Community and has mentored students in Google Summer of Code. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say on open-source.

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:


Day 1 (2nd October)

  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm - Intro to Hacktoberfest
  • 3:15pm - 3:35pm - Intro to Open-source
  • 3:35pm - 3:45pm - Break/Fun Event
  • 3:45pm - 4:55pm - Intro to git / Github: Making your first Pull Request.
  • 4:55pm - 5:00pm - Recommended Projects to start your open source journey
  • Virtual Group Selfie :)

Day 2 (3rd October)

  • 8:15pm - 8:25pm - Recap and a brief Introduction to our guest speaker.
  • 8:30pm - 9:00pm - How did I start with Open Source in KDE Connect by Simon Redman.
  • 9:00pm - 9:10pm - Q/A
  • 9:15pm - Some demos by us. Interaction session.
  • Virtual Group Selfie :)

Day 3 (11th October)

  • Let's talk about Linux and Open Source Alternatives.

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Anjani Kumar and 4 others

Hackathon and Coding Club (HnCC) is the official coding and development club of BIT Sindri. It was started with an initial motto to inculcate and improve collaborative coding culture in college. Our team expanded slowly in numbers and the spectrum of activities we deal with, expanded broadly. We organize sessions related to Development, Open Source etc