Posts tagged “Community”

A Review of Hacktoberfest Year 5!

Five years ago the community team at DigitalOcean wanted to create a program to inspire open source contributions. That first year, in 2014, the first Hacktoberfest participants were asked for 50 commits, and those who completed the challenge received a reward of swag. 676 people signed up and 505 forged…

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Documentation as an Open Source Practice

As part of Hacktoberfest season, now is a good time to consider the ways in which we can make open source repositories welcoming spaces for developers and end users alike. A great way to facilitate contributions and grow a user base is through providing documentation and encouraging enhancements to your…

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Blasting Off to GitHub Universe

It's that magical time of the year again: GitHub Universe, being held October 16-17, 2018, in San Francisco! Come check out our area, chat with our DevRel team, and take a picture with Sammy. For every attendee that shares their photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DigitalOceanLovesOS, we’…

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Hacktoberfest is Back for Year 5

DigitalOcean started Hacktoberfest with a simple mission in mind: to give back to the open source community that had given us and many other companies so much. We combined our customers’ love of our swag with a challenge: contribute meaningfully to projects and earn a limited edition t-shirt. Five years…

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