Hactoberfest Dubai

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Sunday October 11, 2020
9:00am to 11:00am UTC+04
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:


9:00 - 9:10 Welcome section: Introducing the organizers, setting up the agenda for the meetup, giving an overview of open source software and movement.

9:10 - 9:20 Icebreaker session: Using tools like Icebreaker to help everyone introduce themselves and their motivations for attending the meetup.

9:20 - 9:30 Introduction to Hacktoberfest: Introducing the philosophy and mission of Hacktoberfest.

9:30 - 10:00 Main workshop on Open source and Hactoberfest. Using Git and GitHub, contributing to an open source project, contributing as a beginner.

10:00 - 11:00 Sessions: Sessions and Demos on making a GitHub account, setting up a GitHub profile, finding interesting projects to work on, reading the contribution guidelines, following best practices and seeking help in open source. Followed by intermittent QnA and doubts.

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Chaitanya Mittal

Computer Science Enthusiasts is a group of students from Amity University Dubai focused on programming and computer science. We regularly organize workshops and sessions to level up our members in the fields of Competitive programming, open source and coding.