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Celebrating a month of Open Source love: DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest encourages participation in the open source community, which grows bigger every year.

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Celebrating a month of Open Source love: DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest 

Hacktoberfest is DigitalOcean's month-long celebration of the open-source community. DigitalOcean continually strives to support open-source foundations, projects, and maintainers, and in the 2021 edition of Hacktoberfest, they announced new initiatives that further their commitment to the open-source community.

In the past eight years, Hacktoberfest has grown from an initial group of 700 participants to over 140,000 open source enthusiasts who show their support by contributing quality pull requests, participating in global events, and more.

Some key stats from Hacktoberfest 2021:

  1. No. of global participants: 141K
  2. No. of countries represented by registrants: 194

Read the official recap of Hacktoberfest here

DigitalOcean was an official partner for FOSS Hack 2021. 

DigitalOcean credits offer for the FOSS Hack 2021 participants

a) Participants are eligible to receive $100 worth of cloud credits from DigitalOcean. You can sign up for an account using the below link to receive the credits:

Offer detail: 

- A valid payment method will be required to sign up for the account. You may be charged a $1 pre-auth during sign-up which will be reversed.

b) Here's a short video on signing up for a DigitalOcean (sample is for $50) account.

c) You can refer to the tutorials here for any further help on getting started with DigitalOcean:

d) For any issues related to creating an account or redeeming credits on DigitalOcean, please open a support ticket by writing to from your registered email address.


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