Community 30 September 2020

Hacktoberfest is back!

Simon Aronsson, Developer Advocate

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Hacktoberfest is back for another year! 🎉

What is hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest is an annually recurring celebration with the goal of making positive contributions to the ever-growing open-source community.

During the celebration (Oct 1 - Oct 31), the first 70 000 participants who create four valid pull requests will get to chose from being rewarded with either an exclusive Hacktoberfest t-shirt or the option to plant a tree. Every PR in a public repository on GitHub counts, as long as they’re not considered spam or violation of the project’s code of conduct.

How do I participate?

First, you need to sign up on the official event page. Once that’s done, you’ll have the entire month of October at your disposal to create the four pull requests needed.

If you’re unsure about where to contribute, just search on GitHub for all issues labeled hacktoberfest , for instance using this filter.

Contributing to k6

As strong open-source proponents we also want to be part of the fun! All contributors who create a valid pull request in any of the k6io or loadimpact repos during this period will be eligible for some really nice k6 stickers. Once you’ve created your pull request, fill out this form to redeem your stickers.


Supplies are limited and will be sent out on a first-come, first-served basis.

To help you get started, we’ve prepared a list of issues that we believe might be suitable in scope and complexity for hacktoberfest celebrations. If you want to participate this year, say “Hi” in the #contributors Slack channel, and we will help you get started.

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