Rotaract District 3291 x Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Sunday October 4, 2020
6:00pm 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.

In one of the first of its kind of events, Rotaract District 3291 brings to you Rotaract District 3291 x Hacktoberfest to get started in this journey and be your sherpa!

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:


Welcome [1-2 minutes]

Welcome address for all the participants.

Ice-breaker Session [3 minutes]

Learn about previous experience of Open Source by the participants and their expectations from the event.

Introduction to Open Source [10 minutes]

Basics of Open Source. History. How it works right now? Current Major Players.

Why should you contibute to Open Source [5-7 minutes]

Advantages of contributing to Open Source.

Hacktoberfest 2020 & Other Open Source Programs [5-7 minutes]

Introduction to Hacktoberfest 2020 and other programs in the space.

QnA [5 minutes]

How to contibute to Open Source? [8-10 minutes]

Demo on how any popular Open Source project works and various ways in which you can contribute.

HOWTO Git & GitHub [30 minutes]

Create GitHub account. Create your first repository. Fork & Clone your first repository. Make your first commit. Open & Merge your first PR!

QnA [10 minutes]

Explain other resources from where to seek projects or help [10 minutes]

How to use GitHub Explore, find projects and issues to work on. PR Curators.

Demos | Show & Tell | QnA [15 minutes]

Let participants explain what they have learned and let maintainers explain their projects.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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