Hacktoberfest & Open SourceHacktoberfest & Open Source

Eric’s Computer Services participated in Digital Oceans 2nd annual Hacktoberfest. Hacktoberfest is a celebration of OSS (open source software) put on by Digital Ocean and completed on GitHub. For creating four pull requests on any GitHub-hosted open source projects by Halloween (October 31st) you get this awesome t-shirt (featured left).

So what happened last year and what is going on now? Well, Hacktoberfest is a month-long event encouraging to contribute to GitHub OSS (open source software) projects. You can have any level of skill form beginner to expert, fix and find software bugs, or simply update documentation. Always wanted to get started in coding or development now maybe your chance. For the shirt all you need to submit at least four pull requests to an open source project hosted on GitHub. (Pull requests are geek-technical speak for a way of integrating new code into software.)

That’s not all. Digital Ocean is also promoting OSS (open source software) this month by highlighting a different open source project each day on its website.