African Leadership University Hacktoberfest 2020

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 24, 2020
11:59am to Oct 31, 11:59pm EAT
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Developer Student Club ALU is glad to present to you this year's Hacktober.
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 labelled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or spammy behaviour, 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:


11:00 am - Welcome
11:05 am - Networking
11:10 am - Introduction to Open Source
11:20 am - Introduce Hacktoberfest
11:30 am - Workshop: demo of how to contribute with Github
11:45 pm - Opensource Maintainer Demos
12:00 pm - Get Hacking
12:45 pm - Showcase

Links & Resources


Chat platform where all the activities and fun happens.

Open link →

Hosted by

Christine Wasike and 2 others

ALU is pioneering a fresh approach to higher education in the 21st century; offering accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in a unique and imaginative way. By integrating students’ learning with the real world, empowering students to take ownership of their own learning, equipping each student to think entrepreneurially, and employing the most engaging and inspiring teaching methods, ALU is pioneering a new take on higher education and leadership development.