Hacktoberfest 2021

Hacktoberfest 2021


DigitalOcean announces the eighth annual Hacktoberfest, a month-long celebration of the open-source community.

The organisers promise to provide a gr-eight-er than ever string of events for open-source software enthusiasts, beginners, and the developer community. Anyone around the world who wants to take part in Hacktoberfest is invited to join by contributing to open-source projects.

In the 2021 edition of Hacktoberfest, DigitalOcean is going to offer new initiatives to further the users' commitment to the open-source community. To qualify for a free, limited-edition Hacktoberfest t-shirt, a participant is supposed to do one of the following:

  • Prepare and share their project for collaboration
  • Contribute to the betterment of a project via pull requests
  • Organise an event
  • Mentor others
  • Donate directly to open-source projects


Hacktoberfest 2021

Upcoming featured events, hosted by DigitalOcean, this year include:

  • 01 October – Official Hacktoberfest Kickoff #1, Americas Region
  • 04 October – Hacktoberfest 2021 Official Kickoff #2, Asia Pacific Region
  • 06 October – Hacktoberfest 2021 Official Kickoff #2, Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region

A complete list of all Hacktoberfest 2021 events can be found here.

For detailed information about the rules of participation, upcoming virtual events, and the registration process to participate in Hacktoberfest, click here.

For direct contributions to your favourite open-source project, donate through this link.

Hacktoberfest 2021