Hacktoberfest is a month-long global celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean in partnership with Intel, AppWrite, and DeepSource, with a strong focus on encouraging contributions to open source projects.

  • Hacktoberfest is open to everyone.

  • Four quality pull requests must be submitted to public GitHub and/or GitLab repositories.

  • You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.


You can earn a limited-edition Hacktoberfest t-shirt or have a tree planted in your name by Tree-Nation.

Contributor Criteria

If you are a contributor, you earn a prize for submitting 4 valid pull requests.

Maintainer Criteria

If you are a maintainer, you earn a prize for showing that you completed 4 or more actions on unique pull requests.

Get Started

We recommend that you get started with completing our onboarding exercise and signing yourself up as a Grey Software explorer.

You will get hacktoberfest credit for onboarding successfully!


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