Hacktoberfest is Digitalocean’s annual event that encourages people to contribute to open source throughout October. much of modern tech infrastructure—including some of Digitalocean’s own products—relies on open-source projects built and maintained by passionate people who often don’t have the staff or budgets to do much more than keep the project alive. Hacktoberfest is all about giving back to those projects, sharpening skills, and celebrating all things open source, especially the people that make open source so special.
For the past 9 years, thousands of people—coders and non-coders alike—have participated in Hacktoberfest to support the projects they use and love, learn and practice skills that will enhance their careers, and meet new people who love open source as much as they do.
What can you do to contribute and complete Hacktoberfest?
- Register between September 20 and October 31.
- Look for the tag "hacktoberfest" on GitHub or GitLab and review the projects.
- Have at least 4 PR accepted and merged by the maintainer of the repository.
- You could decide whether get a tree planted in your name or the memorable Hacktoberfest 2022 t-shirt. (first 40, 000 participants only).
It's a fun season to help people with their projects and/or learn from them as well. Any person interested could participate so it doesn't matter if you are a Junior Developer or a very experienced one.
Check the following link for more information.