Hacktoberfest – month long celebration of open source software

Hacktoberfest is back for the 6th year, and here’s everything you need to know!

I’ve gotten Hacktoberfest shirts the past two years, and I wear them with pride.
In this quick article, I’ll show you how you can participate in Hacktoberfest.

What is Hactoberfest ?

Hacktoberfest is a month long celebration of open source software. It was started by Digital Ocean in 2014.

Why should you participate ?

Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host or company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. It doesn’t need to be code. It can be even documentation. Quality contributions are encouraged!
By participating you are supporting open source and there are loads of cool swag up for grabs 😉

Free swag ?

Yes! T-shirts and stickers will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 50,000 participants who successfully complete the Hacktoberfest challenge.

How to get started ?

Register at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ . Then, submit at least four PRs ( pull request ) to any public GitHub repository during the entire month of October.

Celebrate Hacktoberfest with the global open source community.
I hope you’ll contribute to the open source community, learn a few new things, and have fun in the process !


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FirefoxOS App Contribution Event

Event Name: FirefoxOS APP Contribution- Test, Review and Develop apps on Tarako   Devices
Date: 24 January
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Hashtag:  #apphackingpune

Event attendees were Computer Engineering students of VIIT. More that 25 students attended the event.

prasad seth firefox

prasad seth firefox

In the first session I introduced attendees about how to develop web apps. After which I introduced attendees about Appmaker tools. This was a hands-on event where attendees made various App’s. In addition, we taught the attendees how to download and test apps. Attendees wereasked to give Ranking, Reviews and test different apps which are available on Firefox Marketplace.
prasad seth firefox
prasad seth firefox
We had Aniket Deshpande in our college to speak about Localization(L10n). He explained about contributing to Localization, Mozilla projects that required localization, mozilla localization community.
prasad seth firefox
Objective of Event :
  1. Web app development (by me)
  2. AppMaker Introduction and Demonstration (by me)
  3. Test, Rate and Review apps on the Firefox Marketplace (by Siddhartha Rao and Kailas Patil Sir)
  4. Importance of Localization (by Aniket Deshpande)
prasad seth firefox
Event outcome :
  1. Total 61 apps were downloaded and tested by event participants during the event. They also reviewed apps on Firefox Marketplace for the apps they tested.
  2. Participants developed various Apps using AppMaker.
prasad seth firefox
In the end, we clicked photos, and concluded with a Q&A session.
Overall it was a great event !!