Is it silly that a t-shirt and some stickers motivates thousands of developers to contribute to OSS during Hacktoberfest? Hey, the stickers are cool and the shirt's comfortable! Anyway, I'm not ashamed to admit it's worked on me for the third year in a row. :)
Was geeking out a bit yesterday. I got a ping from Twitter that someone had mentioned me, and as I quickly read it and thought "oh cool, someone found something I did with the Pi useful", I also thought the name sounded familiar... Spending the afternoon repurposing a #PiQuiz box
There are 10 days left in October. 10 days to earn a t-shirt in the third annual Hacktoberfest, when DigitalOcean and GitHub offer swag to the masses to encourage contributions in open source software. Last year, DigitalOcean said participation jumped from under 1000 to 5700+ in nearly a hundred countries.
All last month, DigitalOcean carried out an event called HacktoberFest. In their own words… HacktoberFest is a month-long event encouraging people to contribute to GitHub-hosted open source projects, whether by fixing bugs, creating new features, or updating and writing documentation. More significantly, t-shirts were involved. And stickers. Developers love them