Hacktoberfest Online Global Julia Meetup

Hacktoberfest Online Meetup

Saturday October 10, 2020
6:00am to 6:00pm EDT
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Event Description

Welcome, #JuliaLang community members!

Join now: https://gather.town/app/X6t7JJUthVfFLpWM/julia

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. Find Julia Hacktoberfest tagged issues here: https://juliacommunity.github.io/your-first-julia-pr/

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.

[Note that the Julia Language will not be providing free T-shirts for this event, but we will have other fun things to give away the day of the event]

Event code of conduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending as well as the Julia Community Standards. Happy hacking!

Joining the event on October 10th

We will be hosting this event on https://Gather.town. The link will be posted here (and across the Julia Languages Social Media channels) on the day of the event. Link to join the Gather Town: https://gather.town/app/X6t7JJUthVfFLpWM/julia

(Note the town has a 150 person capacity)


Love swag? So do we! Make sure to buy some limited edition Julia Hacktoberfest apparel here: https://www.bonfire.com/julia-language-hacktoberfest-2020-shirt/

Sticker Mule has also provided us with a special deal: "10 Julia stickers for $1": https://www.stickermule.com/hacktoberfest2020


We are proud to be sponsored by Sticker Mule and Repl.it.

Getting Help

If you run into any issues or have questions, you can reach us via email at [email protected] or you can ping the event organizers in realtime on Slack in the #hacktoberfest channel.

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


[6 AM EDT][Welcome! We will briefly do an intro and talk about how to find projects and the like]
[7 AM EDT - 5 PM EDT][Hacking and networking! Build stuff and open PR's while meeting cool people.]
[5 PM - 6 PM EDT][Submit final PR's, say bye, and fill out the feedback form]

Links & Resources


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Logan Kilpatrick and 3 others

The Julia Language is comprised of the core Julia development team and acts as an umbrella org for the greater Julia ecosystem.