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Prepare to Hack

Hacktoberfest is for everyone. Whether it’s your first time—or your ninth—it’s almost time to hack out four pristine pull/merge requests and complete your mission for open source. Join other members of the open-source community on the Hacktoberfest Discord.
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Preptember

Now 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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How to Participate

New for 2022

Hacktoberfest isn’t all about code. Anyone who writes, designs, tests, mentors, or organizes offers much needed support for open-source projects all over the world.

Learn About Non-Code Contributions

Events All Month Long

Join forces in virtual and in-person events to get your pull/merge requests done as a team, learn new skills, and meet lifelong friends.
[ DigitalOcean ]

Hacktoberfest Kick-Off

The official beginning of Hacktoberfest. Join DigitalOcean developers as we begin the month-long hacking event you’ve been waiting for.

  • Location: Online
  • Date: Oct 04
  • Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
  • Format: Livestream
  • RSVP: Coming Soon
[ DigitalOcean ]

Hacktoberfest Hack Party Asia Pacific Edition

Get started with non-code contributions to Hacktoberfest no matter your experience level.

  • Location: Online
  • Date: Oct 12
  • Time: 11:00 AM Indian Standard Time
  • Format: Livestream
  • RSVP: Coming Soon
[ DigitalOcean ]

Hacktoberfest Hack Party

  • Location: Online
  • Date: Oct 20
  • Time: TBD
  • Format: Livestream
  • RSVP: Coming Soon
[ DigitalOcean ]

Hacktoberfest Wrap Party

  • Location: Online
  • Date: Oct 27
  • Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
  • Format: Livestream
  • RSVP: Coming Soon
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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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