Celebrate our 10th year supporting open source!

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The countdown to Hacktoberfest starts now!




This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hacktoberfest, and we’re calling on your support! Whether it’s your first time participating—or your tenth—it’s almost time to hack out four pristine pull/merge requests as we continue our month of support for open source.

Join other members of the open-source community on the Hacktoberfest Discord.

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September is the perfect time to prepare for Hacktoberfest. Get a jump start by finding projects to contribute to, adding the ‘hacktoberfest’ tag to your projects, or familiarizing yourself with Git.

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Hacktoberfest has grown from 676 participants in 2014 to nearly 147,000 participants last year. To help ensure Hacktoberfest can be sustained for another decade, this year we’re moving away from a free t-shirt reward to a digital reward.

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This year we’re celebrating 10 years of open source love and we want to hear your Hacktoberfest story!

We’re teaming up with Major League Hacking for Global Hack Week! Complete Open-Source themed daily challenges and enjoy live streamed workshops.

Event Spotlight

No Hacktoberfest is complete without joining the community to learn and explore together. Save the dates and come connect!

Featured Events

  • [Virtual]

    Hacktoberfest Kick-Off

    The official beginning of Hacktoberfest. Join DigitalOcean developers as we begin the month-long hacking event you’ve been waiting for.The official beginning of Hacktoberfest. Join DigitalOcean developers and our guest speakers as we begin the month-long hacking event you’ve been waiting for. Learn new skills, meet our sponsors, and find out what’s new for our 10th anniversary!

    • Date: Oct 05
    • Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time


  • [Virtual]

    Hacktoberfest Satellite Session #1

    Find out what’s new in open-source developer tools. Join in the conversation and get the scoop from industry insiders and influencers.

    • Date: Oct 06
    • Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


  • [Virtual]

    Global Hack Week Open Source Workshops

    Explore workshops with DigitalOcean, Illa Cloud, and Appwrite at Major League Hacking’s Global Hack Week Open Source Other

    • Date: Oct 16 + 17

    Learn more and register

  • [Virtual]

    Hacktoberfest Satellite Session #2

    AI is exploding. Meet industry insiders and influencers. Participate in a roundtable discussion on the future of AI and Open Source.

    • Date: Oct 26
    • Time: 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time


Support Open Source

Open source projects, maintained by community-minded coders, make the modern internet function. Supporting that essential work, and the folks behind it, is what Hacktoberfest is all about.

You have skills that can help keep these projects continue running—let’s get to it.

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