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Hacktoberfest (and a new TwilioQuest mission) is here!

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This year marks the fifth year of Hacktoberfest, a monthly-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean. We’re excited to be a part of Hacktoberfest this year to welcome everyone already in the open source software community, and anyone who is interested in diving in. The best part: you get a FREE t-shirt by participating!

To help anyone who may be new new open source, we built a brand-new TwilioQuest mission to help developers learn the basics of contributing to open source projects hosted on GitHub. With this tool, you can learn basic git commands and workflows necessary to submit code contributions to a repository.

Participants in previous Hacktoberfest events have represented 119 countries and thousands of skill sets. Whether you’re a seasoned contributor or looking for projects to contribute to for the first time, you’re welcome to participate.

Ready to get started? Here are the participation details:

  • Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in the global community. Whether you’re a seasoned contributor or looking for projects to contribute to for the first time, you’re welcome to participate.
  • Pull requests can be made in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects. As long as the project is public and GitHub-hosted, your PRs will count towards your participation
  • You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31. Just be sure to sign up on the official Hacktoberfest website for your PRs to count.
  • To get a shirt, you must make five pull requests (PRs) between October 1–31 in any timezone. PRs can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones highlighted. The PR must contain commits you made yourself. PRs reported by maintainers as spam or that are automated will be marked as invalid and won’t count towards the shirt.

Happy hacking, we can’t wait to see what you build!



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