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Harsh Kapadia's talks and interviews.

Event flow

Welcome and introduction


Why is the event being conducted?

What am I going to be talking about?

Open Source and Hacktoberfest

What is Open Source?

Why Open Source something?

What is the spirit of Open Source?

“We rise by lifting others.” -Robert Ingersoll

What is Hacktoberfest?

It is an annual month long event held in October to promote Open Source in which people have to make four worthwhile PRs to earn prizes.

Official site:

Why is it held?

It helps promote Open Source by getting people interested, excited and passionate about it.

What is Hacktoberfest NOT about?

It is not about the T-shirt. Spam PRs for the T-shirt and promotional spam on are not the way to go.

What are the Hacktoberfest 2020 rules?


What types of PRs should you open?

For Hacktoberfest

In general

Owner’s/Maintainer’s perspective

Workshop (How to contribute to Open Source?)

Git and GitHub basics

How do you open a PR?

Why is it a bad practice to open PRs from the master branch?

Open discussion and networking