Hacktoberfest 101

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:30am to 9:00am

Come celebrate Hacktoberfest with us at Main St Landing! Come learn more about how to contribute to open source projects.  You can contribute to any project you like, but we will have some Code for BTV github issues ready too. Non-coders are encouraged to participate - there more to open-source than just coding.

What is Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio — 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 ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Rules and Prizes

First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up five pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you'll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they've been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using the hashtag, #hacktoberfest, on your social media platform of choice.

Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!

Event Location

Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401