Brief Introduction to Hacktoberfest 2020
Open source and free rewards!
Hacktoberfest is an festive for open-source programmers and developers organized by DigitalOcean. Even since I got to know about it I have been participating in this awesome event. You should too.. I tried gathering some basic and useful information required to learn about this awesome event. There is lot more to learn about this event, but I hope this will provide you some basic knowledge about the event.
Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean with various other partners.
Hacktoberfest is open to everyone! YOU ARE IN !!
All you need to participate is will to contribute to open source and a github account. You simply register here using your github account. For participating in the challenge you will have to submit Pull Requests(PR) in any public Github hosted repository.
You can participate by signing up anytime between October 1 and October 31. All of yours contributions within this time preiod will be counted even if those were before you sign up for the event.
You surely can as it is a great way to support the open source community.
Explore Hacktoberfest event kit and watch the Webinar to learn how to successfully organize a Hacktoberfest gathering around you. You can then submit your event to get exposure of your event and ger more attendees.
You surely can if there is one happening around you. To lookup for events happening around you can visit here!
There are lots of things you will get for participating:
To obtain the T-shirt you will have to complete specific amount of contributions on Github. Stickers are included with the T-shirt as well
The amount of PRs to be completed are:
T-shirts are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 50,000 participants who successfully completed the Hacktoberfest challenge. You will be receiving mail when you have completed the challenge. Further details will be provided with the mail.
Believe me, everyone once was! You just need to get started with proper resources and guides. Here are some good resources for you:
Make sure your PRs are not among these:
Hacktoberfest 2020 is almost on the way as this article is being updated for the event happening soon. There are few things to be noted for this year's hacktoberfest event. Most of those are already same as the previous years but still knowing them all is always good idea.
There is more to the event itself and the team has really worked to reduce the spam pull requests. So make sure to go through the hacktoberfest website itself to learn more.