Official DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest Kick-Off Celebration

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020
11:00am to 2:00pm IST
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Event Description

Join DigitalOcean as we officially kick off the 7th annual Hacktoberfest! Celebrate with DigitalOcean to get a head start on the 4 pull requests that will qualify you for a limited tee or tree donation reward. This will be an event of learning about and sharing open-source projects, engaging with the NYC open source community, and getting into some contributing!

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with Intel & DEV — 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:



11 AM: - Event Begins: Networking in Icebreaker channel

11:30 AM - Welcome + Intro by Mohan Ram, Go-To-Market Lead: APAC, at DigitalOcean

11:50 AM - Open Source Project presentations

12:20 PM- Hacking begins in breakout rooms!! (Not ready to start Hacking? We’ll have an intro session for all the guppies)

2 PM- Wrap Up

*Mentors will be available throughout the event for guidance

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