Contributing to OpenWISP 101

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.

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.

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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:


[7:00 pm] Welcome note and introduction of speakers
[7:10 pm] What is Open Source and why is it important
[7:20 pm] What is OpenWISP?
[7:45 pm] How to get started with contributing to OpenWISP?
[8:30 pm] QnA with speakers
[9:00 pm] Wrapup

Links & Resources


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Hosted by

Gagan Deep and Federico Capoano is opensource community of passionate developers which maintains the OpenWISP software platform for WiFi services. The OpenWISP software suite includes five main applications, derived from tools used in the Provinciawifi project that are currently powering the following Wi-Fi public and free connectivity projects.