We’re thrilled to announce DigitalOcean’s 9th annual Hacktoberfest, our month-long celebration of the open-source community. We invite you to join open-source software enthusiasts, beginners, and the developer community by contributing to open-source projects throughout October.
You can contribute in a variety of ways:
- Prepare and share your project for collaboration
- Contribute to the betterment of a project via pull requests
- Organize a Hacktoberfest event
- Mentor others in all things open source
- Donate money directly to open source projects
- Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community!
Register to participate on the official Hacktoberfest website anytime between September 26 and October 31.
- Open-source contributions count towards Hacktoberfest beginning October 1, 2022.
- Sign up for email updates and be one of the first to know when registration opens.
- Maintainers determine if their open-source projects participate by adding the 'hacktoberfest' topic to their projects in GitHub or Gitlab.
Have 4 pull/merge requests accepted between October 1 and October 31, 2022.
- The first 40,000 participants who successfully complete Hacktoberfest can elect to receive one of two prizes: a tree planted in their name in the DigitalOcean Forest or the iconic Hacktoberfest 2022 t-shirt.
- Project maintainers must accept your pull/merge requests for them to count towards your total.
Quality Guidelines apply — refer to our pull/merge request details to better understand how we validate contributor pull/merge requests for Hacktoberfest.
- Contributors with 2+ spammy PR/MRs will be immediately disqualified.
What’s the same as last year?
- Events will be held both virtually and in person. Check out the Hacktoberfest Events page for new and upcoming events to join, plus get all of the information you'll need to start planning your own in-person and/or virtual event.
- You can opt not to receive a Hacktoberfest t-shirt and stickers and donate a tree instead in the DigitalOcean Forest.
- Maintainer-friendly opt-in repos, spam prevention measures strictly enforced.
What’s new in 2022?
Though Hacktoberfest evolves just like the open-source community does, one thing will always be true: Hacktoberfest is for everyone. This year, we’re emphasizing non-code and low-code contributions, contributions that don’t require a lot of technical experience to complete. We want more people, coders and non-coders alike, to share our love of open source—and to realize that you don’t need coding experience to help open source thrive. Learn more on the official Hacktoberfest website.
Connect and network with other open-source enthusiasts, join the Hacktoberfest Discord channel to network with other participants and share projects you’re passionate about. We can’t wait to see you there!