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πŸ’»πŸŽƒ Hacktoberfest 2023 is Here!

The wait is over! Hacktoberfest 2023 has officially begun, and we couldn't be more excited. Throughout this month, developers from all around the world will come together to contribute to open-source projects, learn, and grow as a community. But that's not all: there are badges to earn, prizes to grab, and an abundance of opportunities waiting for you.

DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest 2023

Find the DEV Full Participation Details Here

Once you're registered and all set to go...

Prepare to Collect Some DEV Badges!

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Introducing Contributor and Maintainer Templates πŸ“

Earning the Hacktoberfest 2023 DEV badge series is closely linked to your active participation in the DEV community and writing posts on DEV.

To help you get started, we're introducing some invaluable article templates:

Contributor Template

Are you excited about contributing to open-source projects but not quite sure where to begin? Our Contributor Template is here to guide you. It will help you craft posts to share your experiences, goals, and contributions throughout Hacktoberfest. Use it to document your journey and inspire others to join in.πŸš€

Maintainer Template

If you're taking on the role of a project maintainer this Hacktoberfest, our Maintainer Template is your trusted companion. Share your insights, challenges, and achievements as you oversee a repository during the event. It's an opportunity to provide guidance and insights to fellow maintainers.πŸ›‘οΈ

Pledge Template

And to kickstart your journey - and your badge collection - don't forget to share your Hackathon experience or goals in the Pledge Template post.🀝

Remember to use the official Hacktoberfest tag #hacktoberfest23 when sharing your posts on DEV to maximize visibility.


A celebration of Open-Source Software and Hacktoberfest’s 10th anniversary!

Alright, now let's head out on this journey together!

Join the Help Thread πŸ™Œ

We know that Hacktoberfest can raise questions and spark discussions. That's why we've set up a dedicated Help Thread on DEV. Whether you need assistance with contributions, maintaining a project, or have general inquiries about Hacktoberfest, this thread is the place to ask. Our supportive community is here to help you succeed.

Join the Help Thread

Get Involved and Share Your Journey 🌟

Hacktoberfest is a time to learn, grow, and collaborate. It's an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, foster open-source projects, and make a lasting impact. So, let's dive in together and create something incredible.

Stay tuned for more updates, rewards, and exciting opportunities throughout Hacktoberfest 2023.

Top comments (21)

grahamthedev profile image

Let's goooo!

Can't wait to see what contributions everyone makes this year! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ’—

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Grace Icay

Registered for the first time ever!

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Nathan Tarbert

I'm so stoked for Hacktoberfest this year.

This is my first year participating as both a maintainer and a contributor :)

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Christine Belzie

Same here @nathan_tarbert! :) How are things going?

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Nathan Tarbert

How's it going for you @cbid2?

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Christine Belzie

Good! I got all of my 4 PRs accepted on Oct 8th. Still doing more though! :)

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Nathan Tarbert

Awesome, me as well :)

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Nathan Tarbert

We can't keep enough issues open lol. The contributors are too good :)

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Chirag Aggarwal


pizofreude profile image

LESGOOOOO #hacktoberfest23

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Mike Stemle


omicreativedev profile image

Thank you for the templates.

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Ricardo Giro

Came in late but this seems super interesting! Excited to see what comes up!

noviicee profile image

Let's go for it one more time! πŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰

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Savvas Stephanides

Best of luck to everyone participating! I'm sure you'll all do great! πŸ”₯

obiwanthadon profile image

Time to put the force to good use once again.

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D'yara Williams


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Amit Suthar

First Hacktoberfest

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Chirag Bhardwaj

how can i find genuine repositories for open source contribution ?

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