#Hacktoberfest is a once per year event in the month of October celebrating open source. For many it’s an on ramp to open source, PRs galore for maintainers, and t-shirts for those who submit 5 or more pull requests. In the end, however, it’s about the awareness of open source and its significance to the greater good to humanity as we know it.
Adam and Jerod talk with Daniel Zaltsman, Dev Rel Manager at DigitalOcean and key leader of Hacktoberfest to cover the backstory, where this project began, its impact on open source, how it has had to scale each year by many orders of magnitude, and of course we cover how you can play your part in #Hacktoberfest and give back to open source.
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- Daniel Zaltsman – Twitter, GitHub
- Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, LinkedIn, Website
- Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- We’re joining Hacktoberfest 2018 | Microsoft + Open Source
- Request For Commits with Nadia Eghbal and Mikeal Rogers
- 24 Pull Requests
- Hacktoberfest 2018 - DigitalOcean
- Hacktoberfest 2018 - Events
- Hacktoberfest 2018 - Event Kit