Hacktoberfest @ Ashoka

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 3, 2020
7:00pm to 9:00pm 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.

[email protected] 2020 is being organized by the CS Society and WireByte Makers' Club of Ashoka University.

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. 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:


1) [7:00 pm - 7:15 pm] Welcome: Set a welcoming, open, and inclusive tone. Thank everyone for attending, tell them about yourself, give an overview of the programming, and remind them of the code of conduct.

2) [7:20 pm - 7:30 pm] Network+ introductions: Get to know your attendees by breaking the ice. Attendees to be divided into breakout rooms, where they can introduce themselves. These rooms will also be used to clear doubts/ debugging during the Git workshop

3) [7:30 pm - 7:50 pm] Introduce Hacktoberfest, including the background of the celebration and its instructions: It's important to mention the key points of Hacktoberfest. For example: "This is all about encouraging meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem — for beginners and veterans alike." Play a special message from DigitalOcean’s CEO.

4) [7:50 pm - 8:00 pm] Introduce open source. How to contribute to open-source.

5) [8:00 pm - 9:00 pm] Git Workshop: Explain how to contribute to open source. This workshop will be broken down into 3 sections (checkpoints) - (a) Setting up a Dev Environment + GitHub account (b) Making your repository + first commit/ push, and finally (c) Making your first PR. During the workshop, attendees can make use of the breakout rooms to clear all doubts ASAP.

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Tanvi Roy and 3 others

The CS Society at Ashoka University is a student-run Academic Society, aiming to promote a culture of development, hackathons, and competitive coding in the student body. Ashoka University is a private research university, located in Sonipat, Haryana, India.