Hacktoberfest Berlin 2017

Women Techmakers Berlin
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 11:00 AM (CEST)

About this event

Happy Hacktoberfest everyone!

Hacktoberfest is a partnership between Digital Ocean and GitHub, where we are celebrating open source software during the entire month of October, for the 4th year!

The steps are simple:

- sign up at the Hacktoberfest website
- make at least 4 pull requests between 01–31/10 to any public repo on GitHub
- get a Hacktoberfest t-shirt and stickers!

[here is how it looked in previous years, credit: Norio Nomura]

Hacktoberfest in Berlin!

To celebrate Hacktoberfest in Berlin, we will get together on Sunday, 08/10, in c-base. We have lots of coffee and the bar will be opened during the entire event.

You can come at any time and hack with us. The volunteers of the event will be wearing a special badge - feel free to approach them with questions! 

If you need help opening a GitHub account, making your first PR, or any other thing - join us, we will be there to answer your questions!

If you are already familiar with contributions on GitHub and just look for a nice environment for your Hacktoberfest hacking - join us!

If you want to introduce your open source project for contributions during the event - join us!

If you want to give a few hours and help others as a volunteer (doesn't have to be for the entire event duration) - join us!

What kind of open source contributions can I make?

New code, bug fixes, translations, proofreading, documentation and anything else you have in mind.

SecureDrop are looking for new contributors with experience in Python, systems administration, HTML/CSS, user experience design, and translation. The goal is to help every new contributor close their first pull request by the end of the day.


Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community, including all genders, levels, professions, etc.
- It's completely free  
- The Hacktoberfes t-shirt+stickers will be shipped to you by Digital Ocean after the Hacktoberfest celebrations are done, and the team confirmed you followed all the steps
- If you don't have a project to contribute to, we will help you find one
- If you can't attend but still want to contribute - you can follow all the steps in your free time, this event is a get-together for the community

The organizing communities

The Berlin event for Hacktoberfest is done in collaboration between Women Techmakers, GDG Berlin Golang and SecureDrop. 

About SecureDrop

SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. 

See the SecureDrop website
Follow SecureDrop on GitHub

SecureDrop was originally created by the late Aaron Swartz and is currently managed by

See the Freedom of the Press Foundation website
Follow Freedom of Press on GitHub
Follow the Berlin POC of the organization on Twitter and on GitHub

About GDG Berlin Golang

The Berlin chapter of Google Developers Groups Golang was established in 07/2011 and is meeting on a monthly basis since. We love hearing about projects of our members, discuss the language development and network with local Gophers and companies.

Join us on Meetup
Follow us on Twitter

About Women Techmakers

At Women Techmakers Berlin we are encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. Get visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin diverse and inclusive!

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Join us on Facebook and on Slack
See our other events on Meetup