Forem Project/Issue Walkthrough with Nick Taylor/Forem Team

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Tuesday October 6, 2020
4:00pm to 5:30pm EST
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Every Tuesday DEV/Forem has paired up with on Twitch to highlight projects and issues on Forem and help the community learn how they can contribute to open source.

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:


4:00pm - 4:10pm EST: Introduce Forem Accessibility Projects and Issues

4:10pm - 4:40pm EST Talk With the Team: A member of DEV/Forem will be on to talk about accessibility and how to contribute to open source.

4:40pm - 5:30pm EST Demos: Nick Taylor from DEV/Forem will walk through this open accessibility issue

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Christina Gorton and Nick Taylor
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.