Celebrating Open Source with Hacktoberfest 2018

Victor Coisne
Oct 1, 2018 · 2 min read

As you probably know by now, at source{d} we’re great believers in Open Source and its philosophy. Not only is our source code developed out in the open and made available to all, but also our culture, guides, and even OKRs are openly accessible on GitHub. As a result, we get excited about every open source initiatives and community events such as Hacktoberfest.

Hacktoberfest is a month long event organize by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio to promote open source collaboration and Pull Requests (PRs) contributions to participating open source projects. This virtual event is very inclusive of all, no matter your location, level of expertise or interests. Check out the Hacktoberfest website for everything you need to know about the event, including values and participation rules to get the official t-shirt of the event.

We’re thrilled to be participating in this year’s Hacktoberfest. Any contributor who gets three pull requests submitted and merged in any source{d} repo between October 1 and October 31 will receive a limited edition T-shirt as well as one sticker for those who get at least one pull requests merged.

All contributions are welcome including small improvements to our documentation, “getting started tutorials” or product features. We really appreciate your interest in our open source projects and will make sure to answer your questions or comments as soon as possible so that your contributions to source{d} project also qualify towards participation in DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest and t-shirt prize.

If you’re in San Francisco on Thursday, October 16th, feel free to join us for evening of Open Source Hacking! RSVP below.

How to participate

  1. Check out the list of open Pull Requests and Issues or decide what you’d like to contribute i.e documentation improvement, new feature, integration, etc
  2. Make a Pull Request to improve the project’s code or documentation.
  3. Complete this form to make sure we take your participation into account. We’ll send you instructions for receiving your shirt once Hacktoberfest is over.

Stay tuned for more issues with the Hacktoberfest labels over the next few days. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on GitHub, Twitter or Slack.

Happy #Hacktoberfest hacking!

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