Hacktoberfest Hyderabad

Oct 29, 2017 · Hyderabad, India

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software conducted by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub. The aim is to support open source and earn a limited edition T-shirt. Center 

for Open Source, IIIT-H is hosting an in-person meetup at IIIT-H on 29th October, from 10 am - 5 pm, to gather all free and open source enthusiasts from the city to contribute to open source projects together. 

In this meetup, we’ll take a beginner friendly session on Git and GitHub, tell you about GSoC, and provide you with guidance to participate in 2018. We’ll then let you pair up with other attendees, pick your projects and start contributing. We will have mentors present throughout the venue, to guide you with the technology and making the contributions. The most active contributors, who make at least 4 PR’s merged, will receive T-shirts sponsored by Digital Ocean.


IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli

Date | Time:

29th October | 9 am - 5 pm


• Venue & WiFi sponsored by IIIT-H

• Tea & Snacks sponsored by Center for Open Source, IIIT-H

• Lunch sponsored by Digital Ocean (not-confirmed)

• T-shirt sponsored by Digital Ocean & GitHub

• You can also redeem $10 credit in infrastructure at Digital Ocean


OSDG - IIIT in association with Center for Open Source, IIIT Hyderabad.

Co-organizers & Partner Communities:

Hyderabad Python User Group

Coderplex Community

Java User Group Hyderabad


Will I receive the T-shirt on the same day? 
No, the t-shirts will be provided Digital Ocean after a period of time. They will be directly be sent to you.

What are the rules?
To win a shirt, you must sign up on the Hacktoberfest site and make four pull requests on GitHub by October 31st. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they’ve been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

Which projects should I start with?
Here is a good list https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/#projects

Where can I make pull requests?
Pull requests can be made in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects.

What if I don’t complete four pull requests by October 31st?
Everyone who participates receives limited-edition Hacktoberfest stickers—regardless if you complete the four pull requests or not.

Event organizers
  • Hyderabad Python Meetup Group

    Hyderabad Python User Group (HydPy) is community driven group to promote Python inHyderabad. HydPy has been conducting monthly Meetups & workshops in Hyderabad for last 2years and it has over 4500 members. We work together with other communities in particular,python and in general Open Source Software (OSS) related groups within Hyderabad and the restof India to further expand the usag...

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