Tips for Hacktoberfest Event Organizers [Hacktoberfest 2019]

In this webinar, Amy Dickens (Pusher) & Nathaniel Okenwa (Twilio) discuss best practices around organizing Hacktoberfest events.

[3:30] Why should you run a Hacktoberfest event?
[7:20] Who is a Hacktoberfest event for?
[20:32] Where should you run a Hacktoberfest event?
[27:49] What should a Hacktoberfest event include?
[33:50] NICE to haves vs MUST haves
[41:21] Q&A

Amy Dickens (@RedRoxProjects)
Developer Community Manager, Pusher

Nathaniel Okenwa (@chatterboxCoder)
Developer Evangelist, Twilio


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: 59:13
Publisher: DigitalOcean
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