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Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Wednesday October 7, 2020
6:00pm to 8:00pm 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.

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. Please do this before coming to the event.

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.

We will be suggesting a list of open-source repositories to contribute to and will also be creating some new ones on Programming Club's GitHub. If you are an event attendee who feature his/her repository in our list, please fill this form.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using @DigitalOcean, @hacktoberfest, #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

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:


  • 6:00PM:6:10PM - Ice breaking, welcoming speakers and participants
  • 6:10PM:6:30PM - Keynote by Brian Doughlas - Staff Developer Advocate, GitHub
  • 6:30PM-6:50PM - QnA for participants
  • 6:50PM-7:10PM - "Introduction to GitHub and Completing Hacktoberfest Challenge" tutorial by Kaushal Patil, [email protected] University
  • 7:10PM-7:20PM - QnA for participants

Note: We'll suggest some good open source repositories created by us where you can make meaningful contributions.

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Yashraj Kakkad and 8 others

Developer Student Club, Ahmedabad University along with Programming Club Ahmedabad University work to help fellow programmers learn and grow together. We do workshops, invited keynote talks and competitions to encourage participants to acquire new skills.