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🌼 Open Source Diversity contribution day

Breaking barriers for contribution of marginalized people to open source projects & be part of Hacktoberfest!

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)


Interested to know what it takes to get started in open source? Want to know what local projects and communities you can get involved with?

This cross community event is aimed at engaging more people of groups marginalized in open source projects by connecting them to safe and diverse projects.

This event is brought to you as part of Hacktoberfest 2019! Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software. Read more below on how to take part!

💻 This is a hands-on event so please bring your laptop!

🛠️ Projects:

📅 Schedule:

  • 9:30: Doors open & mingling
  • 10:00: Welcome & introduction
  • 10:10: Project pitch session
  • 11:00: Start to collaborate
  • 13:00: Lunch break
  • 18:00: Recap
  • 18:30: Close

🏠 Host: ThoughtWorks Berlin, Zimmerstraße 23. This location is accessible.

🍵 Food & drink: Drinks will be available.

📷 Photography / video consent: We will take photos and videos during the event to use for documentation and in social media such as here in Photo albums, Facebook, Twitter, etc. By coming to the meetup, you willingly give consent to take photos and videos of you. If you do not want to give your consent, please let us know at check-in.

Brought to you by Open Source Diversity: Please note that Open Source Diversity has a Contributor Code of Conduct based on the Contributor Covenant. By participating in this project online or at events you agree to abide by its terms.

If you can’t make it to the event, have a look at the Projects category in our forum to get involved in a project :)

🌲🌴🌳 This event is supported & sponsored by Ecosia - the Search Engine that plants trees! 🌲🌴🌳

💻 How does Hacktoberfest work?

Hacktoberfest is brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with DEV and it is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they've just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Rules and prizes

To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register for the event and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

How do I sign up for Hacktoberfest?

Register with your GitHub account at and all your contributions in October will be counted!


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