Hacktoberfest 2022 is here and it's waiting for you to join!

by Ester Beltrami

Fri Oct 07 2022

Ever heard about Hacktoberfest? No, it's not about beer, and no it's not in Germany. I will give you a hint: it's about Open Source, learning, code and you don't need to be a developer to start hacking! Anyone is welcome!

So Hacktoberfest is the DigitalOcean's annual event to bring people together and contribute to open source projects; the prize to win is a nice t-shirt or plant a tree in DigitalOcean forest. It was launched 9 years ago, in 2013 and had only 700 participants. Last year had more than 141,000 participants!

The rules are simple:

Did I intrigue you already? No? Then here there are some excellent reasons you should consider participating:

Not sure where to start? Here are some suggestions for you; I'm sure you have already heard of some of these tools!

The list is very long and can't fit in an article; check awesome-for-beginners repo for a more complete list or go to the official GitHub topic page!

Pro tip: you can filter by language and filter the results in the upper left search bar!

Happy Hacking! 👋

(*) At, every two weeks on Friday, we can work on what we like, a project or improve our skillset, anything that benefits or the development community.