Events

Global Events

Hacktoberfest events are happening all month long so you can join your friends day or night, from dusk to dawn, as you work to complete your pull/merge requests.

[ In-person ]

Hacktoberfest 2022 - Workshop

[ Virtual ]

Hacktoberfest: Your guide to OpenSource and How to contribute

[ In-person ]

Hacktoberfest Sukkur IBA

Event Organizers

Here are all the resources you need to plan and host a successful Hacktoberfest event. We encourage virtual events and have included a collection of tips and tricks that will help you keep participants engaged.

Download the Kit

How to Organize a Hacktoberfest Event

Craft an event agenda.

Here’s an example agenda to inspire your own:

  • Welcome. Set a welcoming, open, and inclusive tone. Thank everyone for attending, tell them about yourself, give an overview of the programming, and remind them of the Code of Conduct.

  • Network. Get to know your attendees. Set aside 5-10 minutes to allow people to talk among themselves. You can also use Gatheround, which offers a fun and engaging way to get to know each other.

  • Introduce Hacktoberfest. Read the Hacktoberfest values.

  • Introduce open source. Check out this intro to GitHub and Open-Source Projects for inspiration.

  • Workshop. Explain how to contribute to open source. These resources can help.

  • Demos. Introduce 3- to 5-minute demos by anyone interested in sharing their open-source projects.

  • Get hacking. Facilitate the formation of groups by interest and hack together.

  • Show and Tell. Share 2-3 minute demos by anyone interested in sharing what they learned or worked on during hack time.

Set a date and time, and confirm the availability of your co-organizers, speakers, and facilitators.
  • We recommend events are completed in the first half of October to give participants time to complete 4 pull requests.

  • To make your virtual accessible for global participants aim for between 9–11am US Eastern Time (UTC-05:00).

Promote the event however you like and directly invite your community to attend.

Invite anyone interested in learning about, or contributing to open source. Hacktoberfest events are a way of bringing members of the open source community even closer together in a group setting, and events should be open to all!

Facilitate the event, making sure to create an open, inclusive, and welcoming atmosphere.
Share special moments on social media using #hacktoberfest or #hacktoberfest2022 and tagging @digitalocean or @hacktoberfest. (Remember to ask attendees for permission to use their photos.)

Event Platforms & Resources

Host your event online or in person

Hacktoberfest is primarily online, but we encourage people to run in-person events—just be sure to abide by local health and safety regulations.

Event code of conduct

Hacktoberfest meetups are welcoming, open, and inclusive. Include this line on your meetup page: “Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending. Happy hacking!”

How to promote your event
  • Submit an official event request.

  • Remind your attendees to RSVP on the Hacktoberfest events page

  • Share the event via email, social networks, and events websites. Consider posting on channels that are popular with developers and open source enthusiasts in your area, such as Meetup, Eventbrite, Twitter, etc…

  • Tag @digitalocean, @hacktoberfest, #hacktoberfest, #hacktoberfest2022

  • Use these example posts for inspiration:

    • "Happy about Hacktoberfest? So are we! Register to hack with us on [DATE!]
    • “Don’t hack alone. Join us on [DATE] to meet a few community members and get help on your pull requests!”
    • “I just donated to the open-source community, it’s your turn!”
    • “Learning how to code or just interested in open source? Sign up to share your skills!”
Logos and branding

Logos, banners, posters, and more! We kindly ask that you adopt Hacktoberfest brand guidelines as you share your meetup/content.

Download Assets

Virtual event swag

Everyone loves swag! Check out the DigitalOcean Swag Store and download this year’s Virtual Event Swag.

Speakers & Facilitators

Open source experts and community leaders are all in on Hacktoberfest. Find them helping contributors complete their pull/merge requests all month long in events throughout October.

Mason Egger

  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Company: Gretel.ai
  • Social: twitter.com/masonegger
  • Specialization: Python, Devops, Terraform, Students

Brian Douglas

  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Location: Oakland, California, USA
  • Company: GitHub
  • Social: briandouglas.me/
  • Specialization: JAMstack, Open Source

Chris Sevilla

  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Company: DigitalOcean
  • Social: twitter.com/chris__sev
  • Specialization: Full stack development, Python, MongDB, React

Rizel Scarlett

  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Company: GitHub
  • Social: twitter.com/blackgirlbytes
  • Specialization: JavaScript, React, Open Source, SQL, AWS

Aditya Oberai

  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Company: Appwrite
  • Social: twitter.com/adityaoberai1
  • Specialization: .NET, Azure, Backend Development, Twilio, Appwrite, API

Andrea Griffiths

  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Location: Bradenton, FL EAST COAST
  • Company: GitHub
  • Social: twitter.com/alacolombia
  • Specialization: Security, DevOps

Christy jacob

  • Pronouns: Just my name please!
  • Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Company: Appwrite
  • Social: www.linkedin.com/in/christyjacob4/
  • Specialization: Android, Kotlin, PHP, Docker, Java, Python

Haimantika Mitra

  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Location: Siliguri, West Bengal, India
  • Company: Appwrite
  • Social: twitter.com/HaimantikaM
  • Specialization: Python, Azure, Appwrite, Community

Damodar Lohani

  • Pronouns: He/him
  • Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Company: Appwrite
  • Social: twitter.com/lohanidamodar
  • Specialization: Dart, Flutter, PHP, JS, Svelte, NodeJS

Tessa Mero

  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Location: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Company: Appwrite
  • Social: twitter.com/tessamero
  • Specialization: Open Source

Brand Guidelines

If you plan to use the Hacktoberfest brand in promotional material, you’ll need to abide by our brand use guidelines. Access them here and dive in.

View the Hacktoberfest Brand Guidelines