Posts by Stephanie Morillo

Hacktoberfest 2017 at a Glance

Hacktoberfest 2017, which ended this past October 31, was epic by any measure. It saw the greatest level of participation of any Hacktoberfest ever; in 2016, 10,227 participants completed the challenge, and this year, 31,901 successfully submitted all 4 pull requests. Companies like SendGrid also ran their own…

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Hacktoberfest 2017: The Countdown Begins!

Contributors of the world, we’re excited to announce that DigitalOcean’s fourth annual Hacktoberfest officially kicks off on Sunday, October 1. If you’ve been meaning to give back to your favorite open source projects—or if you want to make your first-ever contributions—set aside time this October…

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Open Source at Its (Hacktober)best

The third-annual Hacktoberfest, which wrapped up October 31, brought a community of project maintainers, seasoned contributors, and open-source beginners together to give back to many great projects. It was a record setting year which confirmed the power of communities in general, and specifically the open source community. Here's what you…

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Ready, Set, Hacktoberfest!

October is a special time for open source enthusiasts, open source beginners, and for us at DigitalOcean: It marks the start of Hacktoberfest, which enters its third year this Saturday, October 1! What's Hacktoberfest? Hacktoberfest—in partnership with GitHub—is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited…

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