DEV/Forem team Hacktoberfest Welcome Stream[Twitch]

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Monday October 5, 2020
1:00pm to 2:20pm EST
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Every Monday Nick Taylor and Christina Gorton will have a Hacktoberfest Check-in/ Gratitude stream . We will also be highlighting open Forem issues during this stream.

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:


1:00pm - 1:15pm EST Introduce Christina Gorton: A quick introduction to DEVs new Open Source Community Manager Christina Gorton

1:15pm - 1:30pm EST Thank you shout outs: Nick Taylor and Christina Gorton will thank members of the DEV community who have contributed pull request to Forem.

Check-in: Weekly check in on the state of Forem's open issues and pull requests.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Christina Gorton
From (or just DEV) is hosted by Forem. It is a community of software developers who write articles, take part in discussions, and build their professional profiles. We value supportive and constructive dialogue in the pursuit of great code and career growth for all members. The ecosystem spans from beginner to advanced developers, and all are welcome to find their place within our community.