Hacktoberfest 2018

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Contribute to open source and get a free limited-edition T-shirt


What's Hacktoberfest?

6jvpkn.pngHacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio — 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 ones they've just discovered. No contribution is too small—bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.


From October 1 to October 31, contribute to any open source project (Hercules included) on GitHub to get a free T-shirt!
5 pull requests are required. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they've been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

We will be marking easy-to-tackle issues with the Hacktoberfest tag so that first time contributors can more easily find them.


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  • It is free to participate?
    • Yes!


  • Is shipping included?
    • Yes. DigitalOcean offers free worldwide shipping.


  • What shirt sizes are available for Hacktoberfest 2018?
    • DigitalOcean have not yet made public the size chart for 2018, but we know they at least offer S to 4XL sizes, for both male and female.


  • What's included in the package?
    • A thank you letter.
    • A T-Shirt.
    • A bunch of cool stickers.


  • Do I need to register for Hacktoberfest before starting to open Pull Requests?
    • No. You may register at any time during the month of October and DigitalOcean will count your pull requests retroactively from October 1 onwards.


  • Do all of my Pull Requests have to be sent to the same repository?
    • No. You may send PRs to any number of repositories you like, and as long as they are public and have an OSI-approved license they will count towards the 5+ PRs objective.


  • Do I have to wait for the start of October to open Pull Requests?
    • You may contribute all year long, but only PRs that are opened during the month of October will be counted.

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