Beginners, inclusive Hacktoberfest Online Meetup in Milton Keynes, UK

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Tuesday October 20, 2020
07:00pm to 9:00pm UTC+00
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.

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:


7pm - 7.15pm - Welcome and Network
7.15pm - 7.30pm - What is Hacktoberfest and Why
7.30pm - 7.45pm - What is open source and how to find resources
7.45 - 8.00pm - Demos, Search for open source, Intro to Github
8.00pm - 8.45pm - Formation of groups into breakout rooms and hack together.
8.45pm - 9.00pm - Show and Share and future plans

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

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Hosted by

Georgina Hodgkinson

GirlsCode MK is a volunteer organisation whose aim is to get more girls and women into programming and STEM careers. We’re based in Milton Keynes, UK, and work together with The National Museum of Computing, Open University and MK Gallery. We organise regular online workshops and hybrid meetups for women and provide a friendly and supportive learning environment. Get in touch with us if you’d like to attend as a student, supports students as a coach/mentor or provide sponsorship. If you want to start your coding journey we start from the beginning with no assumed knowledge or prior experience, we also help career changers to get their first coding job with in demand skills, and we also build up wider coding skills and improve your confidence if you want to progress in your career.