Hacktoberfest 2018 — win a T-shirt just by contributing to open source projects.

Hacktoberfest a month-long celebration of open source software is happening again. I started my Hacktoberfest challenge journey in 2016 and following the years to contribute and get the cool T-shirt.

I'm writing my second blog post about the Hacktoberfest challenge, but the competition is the third edition for me in real, by regularly winning the T-shirts from this great event.

The Hacktoberfest 2018 is the 5th edition, which was continuously organized by two giant tech companies @DigitalOcean, @Github in the previous years but this year the newest partner @Twilio also joining to run this challenge for the developers all over the world.

I'm super excited this time as well by looking at the excellent design of the Hacktober 2018 T-shirt.

Who can participate?
It is open to everyone in our global community!

How can I participate?
Open a minimum of 5 pull requests on Github, by choosing your favorite projects. If you need the contribution guide, follow this official contribution guide provided by Github.

When to participate?
You can sign up at the official website of Hacktoberfest 2018 anytime between October 1 and October 31.

The organizers are the world famous technology companies providing following great services to their customers.

Digital Ocean, Inc - An American based cloud infrastructure service provider, serving customers over the world with more than 13 data centers across different countries.

GitHub, Inc - A web-based code hosting service for version control using Git. It is a widely known source code repository platform for different types of applications.

Twilio - A cloud communications platform as a service company based in San Francisco, California. Twilio allows developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive SMS.

Since last year, the Hacktoberfest fan created a platform to check if you completed the Hacktoberfest challenge to receive the T-shirt or not by viewing the pull request and activity.

Credit: The above preview image credit goes to Hacktoberfest 2018.

Thanks for reading the article up to the end, if you are interested and need help in participating in this challenge, please feel free to leave your comment below. I will look back and try to help as much as possible.

Happy Coding!