Hacktoberfest Deerfield Academy

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Friday October 23, 2020
7:00pm to Oct 25, 12:00pm EDT
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. 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:


[PRE] Introductory resources, survey for topic interests
[Friday - Opening day]
[7:00pm] Welcome all participants; networking
[7:15pm] Introduction to the Hacktoberfest and Open Source + Resources
[7:35pm] Introduce workshops (functions, purposes, etc.) and contributing to open source via Demos
[7:50pm] Show topic interests for workshops and other possible ideas; create breakout rooms for each topic & idea
[8:00pm] Start Hacking!
[Saturday - check-ins, no strict time schedule]
[10:00am] Morning check-in for progress, assistance, guidance, resources, etc.
[1:00pm] Mid-day check-in
[6:00pm] Evening check-in
[Sunday - Closing day]
[10:00am] Final check-in, notice of closing schedule
[11:00pm] Share demos of each team & reflect on what they learned; Closing ceremony
[12:00pm] Projected closing time.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Jong Won Park

Spreading the fancy computer science across the campus, the club aims to teach people beyond what their technology does for them. We strive to help them learn to code and understand algorithms, and solve complex real-life problems with data science.