Hacktoberfest 2021 now under way

Photo by Burst on Unsplash

It’s that time of the year again, with the pumpkin lattes, Oktoberfest and of course Hacktoberfest, sponsored by Digital Ocean, AppWrite, Intel and DeepSource. Here’s the description from the official Hacktoberfest website:

Support open source throughout October!

Hacktoberfest encourages participation in the open source community, which grows bigger every year. Complete the 2021 challenge and earn a limited edition T-shirt.

To sign up to participate, you will need to have either a GitHub account or a GitLab account. As I have a GitHub account, I went with the GitHub option. I had to authorize Hacktoberfest read-only access to my profile information.

Even so you might have to fill in a couple of fields. You may choose to participate as any non-empty combination of participant, maintainer or event organizer.

You may opt in to receive updates from the Hacktoberfest sponsors. And you definitely have to read the rules, and agree to follow them:

I’ve signed up as both a participant and a maintainer. As I understand it, your own repositories don’t count for participation. And even if that isn’t the case, I wouldn’t want to get any prize that way.

If you like JavaScript for your participation, please take a look at my Wacky Fill-Ins project. I haven’t updated the CONTRIBUTING.md file yet, but probably the only change will be to reflect the year.

is a composer and photographer from Detroit, Michigan. He has been working on a Java program to display certain mathematical diagrams.

is a composer and photographer from Detroit, Michigan. He has been working on a Java program to display certain mathematical diagrams.