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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Hacktoberfest and how to get involved

What is Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest is a monthlong celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean.

  • Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community!

  • Four quality pull requests must be submitted to public GitHub repositories.

  • You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.

What is open source?

Open source refers to source code that is publicly accessible and allows anyone to inspect, modify or learn from it. Open source projects encourage collaboration and the freedom to use the software for any purpose you wish.

What is a pull request?

Pull requests are proposed code changes you can submit to a branch in a repository on GitHub. Once submitted, a project maintainer will review and discuss the changes before they become final.

How do I get started?

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Do I get a prize for participating?

Aside from the knowledge you’ll gain (and the fun you’ll have), you’ll also receive a limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt for submitting 4 valid pull requests.

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Hacktoberfest 2020

A monthlong celebration to open source projects


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