How to Hacktoberfest — A guide for open source project maintainers, part 1 [Hacktoberfest 2019]

In this webinar, Carly Vanderwert from SendGrid shares tips with open source project maintainers on how to encourage contributions (and have fun!) during Hacktoberfest 2019.

[1:21] How to Hacktoberfest: getting ready, PR templates, labels, and more!
[6:20] Time-saving automations
[8:25] We got a boatload of PRs, now what?
[14:08] Q&A

Carly Vanderwert (@WieEinFuchs)
Developer Educator, SendGrid


Hacktoberfest ( is a monthlong celebration of open source software. It was started at DigitalOcean as a way to foster a sense of community and encourage more participation in open source projects. The program is open to both beginners and veterans, and we welcome all communities. We value learning, being respectful of those before and after us, and prioritizing quality over quantity.

To reward Hacktoberfest contributors, we’ve designed a limited edition T-shirt for those who complete the challenge each year. This year, the first 50,000 participants will be eligible to receive the limited edition shirt.

Duration: 19:58
Publisher: DigitalOcean
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