From October 16th-23rd, DigitalOcean will be partnering with MLH for Global Hack Week: Open Source in honor of Hacktoberfest taking place the entire month of October. Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source projects, their maintainers, and the entire community of contributors.
Make Your First Open Source Contribution
If you’re new to open source, Global Hack Week: Open Source is the perfect place to start! We will be hosting beginner-friendly workshops all week to help you get acquainted with the open source ecosystem and help you make your first contribution.
Join a community of 3,000 developers from around the world in demystifying open source while leveling up your technical skill and earning swag along the way!
Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source projects, their maintainers, and the entire community of contributors. Over the years Hacktoberfest has grown from a small group of just 676 contributors to a truly global event, with 146,891 participants last year representing 194 countries. This year, Hacktoberfest registration will run on MLH’s event software Organizer HQ.
You can read the official Hacktoberfest rules and sign up to participate at Hacktoberfest.com, which has tons of resources for open source newbies and experts alike. You can also host or attend a virtual or in-person event to hack alongside other members of the open source community.
Open source software is freely available to use, lovingly made by people all over the world, and at the heart of DigitalOcean’s business. Open source enables our business, and developers everywhere, to innovate and iterate quickly, which improves our products and helps our customers and community grow their big ideas more effectively.
We contribute to open source projects and we create them. Some of our projects are aimed at improving the developer experience of using DigitalOcean. We also create useful projects for developers of all platforms, not just DigitalOcean.