What is Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest is a month long virtual festival event to support and contribute to open-source. In 2020 it is presented by , and . That runs every October in order to encourage developers to contribute to open-source projects on . By doing so, DigitalOcean will send a free T-shirt for four pull requests sent to any repository on GitHub. Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community. You can sign up to Hacktoberfest anytime between October 1 and October 31.

Why Should You Participate Hacktoberfest and Contribute?🤔

The Hacktoberfest’s simple plain objective is: Support open source and earn a limited edition T-shirt!🤩

But, it’s not just only about the t-shirts or stickers. Its about supporting and celebrating open source, and giving it back. If you’ve never contributed to open source before, this is the perfect time to get started because Hacktoberfest provides a large list of available contribution opportunities

Whether you’re a developer , student learning to code you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.


To win your Hacktoberfest tee or tree reward, you must register and make four valid pull requests before October 31. pull requests can be made to any public repo on GitHub, not only the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate. This year, the first 75,000 participants who successfully complete the challenge will be eligible to receive a prize.

First you visit the official site to register and read the full rules and regulations, and get started submitting those pull requests.

Happy Hacktoberfest and have a fun with contributing! ❤️✌️💻