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Hacktoberfest 2020: Registration Now Open πŸŽƒ

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・1 min read

Today’s the day! Commit to open source (pun intended) by signing up for Hacktoberfest!

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of OSS that highlights the truly collaborative nature of building software. Developers from all across the world challenge themselves to contribute four or more PRs to open source projects within the month of October. It’s an opportunity to develop new relationships, contribute your first or hundredth contribution, and earn some sweet physical or digital swag.

We’re exactly one week from the start of Hacktoberfest, so get ready by registering today. You can use this last week to start thinking about which projects you want to contribute to! Here are a few projects that are looking for collaborators:

And regardless of whether or not you know your project(s) yet, let us know if you plan on participating:

Happy Coding!

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The team behind this very platform. πŸ˜„


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I am excited about my first Hackoberfest. βœ¨πŸ™Œ


Can I just contribute to docs? (:


I think you can. And don't belittle it, high-quality documentation is crucial!


Totally agree! Sweet. At this point, that is what I feel comfortable contributing. (:

Our docs repo has beginner-friendly issues: github.com/cockroachdb/docs/issues...

We also have a beginner-friendly code repo if you prefer: github.com/cockroachdb/cockroachdb...

Thank you! I will bookmark this to try to contribute during Hacktoberfest. (:


In my case, docs is what is needed the most! And I'd be pretty surprised if I learned I'm the only one πŸ˜„


ME too. If docs aren't easy to read through and understand, I am much less inclined to use a project.

Can relate. That's why I'll probably try to improve the "contributing"s sections in the docs of my project πŸ˜•


If I make a PR today (or before 1st October), will it count?


From the faq:

To win a shirt, you must sign up on the Hacktoberfest site and make four pull requests on GitHub by October 31st. Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted. As long as they’ve been opened and marked as ready-for-review between the beginning of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count toward a free T-shirt.

So I think no.


Thanks for the info. I read this too but I think I got a bit too excited. πŸ˜‚

Don't let this keep you from pr'ing before october ;)

Like how much time I have to win a T-shirt? Only the first 75000 to make 4 PR's win a T-shirt so how fast do the spots fill up? In like 20 days or 15 days or 10 days?

I'm not sure about that. Last year I finished around october 25th or so, but I think they didn't have a limit back then. They mentioned that they will send out more info on that tough.


Excited for another great Hacktoberfest! We are so proud to partner with DigitalOcean again on this wonderful celebration of open-source.


To be honest, I didn't really know what is Hacktoberfest 2 days ago...
I felt like shy myself 10 years ago when I heard about coding challenges around the world and didn't know how to participate ( But I knew I would love to).

I read some posts and comments here ( thank you very much for that) and decided, whatever it takes I will participate :)
Registration is completed.

Now, all I need to do is to find some cool Android apps. I am nervous like when I was a teenager :)
Good luck everyone.


Hopefully, this will be my first.


Hacktoberfest 2020 is my first one. Wish me luck πŸ•Ί


Is there something special to do to add our open source projects to a list of repos looking for help? I'm maintaining a couple of open source apps that could definitely benefit from some community help! One is a historical data rescue tool and the other is an open source community engine for both rails and Django.


This is my first time I'll be be contributing to the hacktoberfest


Hey All,

If you would like to contribute open source project which is in Golang, you are more welcome to do so.
We have some issues which are not difficult, ( even easy ). I hope, you will find them interesting :)



Can't wait!

By accident, I already made some PR too early πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ


Hi Dev Team. Super Excited to be here again. πŸŒ πŸš€


Also my first Hacktoberfest. Excited but also extremely terrified :)


The Hacktoberfest 2020 will be my first coding relevant participation and challenge.


Excited about this event :)