DigitalOcean is sponsoring Hacktoberfest for the fifth year in a row. The first 50,000 people to sign up and make five pull requests in the month of October receive a free t-shirt!

Get Started with Open Source

Hacktoberfest is all about helping people who are new to open source get comfortable with the process. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Fix Typos in ReadMes

Destory all typos :)

Improve Outdated Documentation

Have you ever found documentation that is missing steps or that only worked in previous versions? Adding to documentation helps the developer and the community.

Search Issues with Labels

You can search open issues and narrow down the results by language and difficulty.

GitHub labels example
Example of an issue with labels

Find Hacktoberfest Projects

This project lets you change anything you want about their website. It also contains a Helpful Material section with a list of beginner-friendly projects.

Sign up for Hacktoberfest

Register for Hacktoberfest on DigitalOcean. You only need to provide your GitHub username.

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