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HacktoberFest 2019

Calling all UCL Staff and Students – it’s Hacktoberfest 2019!

UCL’s Digital Education and Research IT Services teams are hosting a

Hacktoberfest 2019 @ UCL launch session.

If you want to know the answers to any of these questions:

  • What’s Hacktoberfest?
  • What’s open source?
  • How do I take part?

Come along to our launch event!

When: 8th October 2019 from: 4-7pm

Where: Room 915, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way

UCL Bloomsbury campus map


Rolling presentations:

  • What is Hacktoberfest and how do I take part?
  • An Introduction to Open
  • Getting started with Git and GitHub

Hack time !

What’s Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with DEV — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they’ve just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can’t make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com.

Alternatively, the RSE team at Imperial are hosting an event on Thursday 10th October form 4-8pm. Registration is via Eventbrite: Imperial HacktoberFest event.

Rules and prizes

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just 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.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $50 in infrastructure credit at https://do.co/hacktoberfest50.

Events code of conduct

Hacktoberfest events are welcoming, open, and inclusive.

Please read our Events Code of Conduct before attending.

Happy Hacking!