Introduction to Hacktober Fest

Join us as we explore the importance of open source to the community and how you can be a part of it.

Oct 7, 2023, 3:00 – 4:00 PM



Key Themes

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About this event

Hacktoberfest is an annual event that promotes open source software development and encourages contributions to open source projects on platforms like GitHub and GitLab. It was started by DigitalOcean in 2013 with only 700 participants at that time and since then, it gained signifcant popularity.

Some of the reasons why Hacktoberfest is so popular are because during this one month of this fest, it encourages developers — beginners and experienced — to contribute to open source technologies. The development of open source software is extremely essential because it symbolises innovation, evolution of the internet, and allows Internet users to have free and accessible access to software. An example of open source software are streaming services like OBS Studio.

By joining Hacktoberfest as a beginner, you will get the opportunity to work on real-life projects posted by popular companies and get exposure on using version control systems like GitHub. Additionally, you get connected to a talented global community of developers dedicated to contributing to open source, this gives you and your community a chance to learn about community building and joining the celebration of open source technology. Many participants also become new contributors, sharing their knowledge and code to any open-source projects and improve the quality of existing software. The Hacktoberfest organizers also offer special awards for all those who contribute to open projects.


  • Bernard Ng


    Software Developer

  • Abdulrahman Yusuf


    Blockchain Developer

  • Dozie David

    Community Lead


  • Joba Adewumi

    GDSCLead- Olabisi Onabanjo University

    Full-stack Developer & Crowdsource Influencer

  • Peculiar Abolade

    Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

    GDSC Lead

  • Gideon Oquongudo

    Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic

    GDSC Lead

  • Derrick Okema

    Kampala University Ggaba

    GDSC Lead

  • Darlington Agume

    Nairobi Technical Training Institute

    GDSC Lead

  • Ibrahim-Abdulrauf Muhammad-Naasir

    Al-Hikmah University

    GDSC Lead


GDSC Federal University of Abeokuta logo

GDSC Federal University of Abeokuta

GDSC Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic logo

GDSC Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic

GDSC Kampala University Ggaba logo

GDSC Kampala University Ggaba

GDSC Nairobi Technical Training Institute logo

GDSC Nairobi Technical Training Institute

GDSC Al-Hikmah University logo

GDSC Al-Hikmah University


  • Joba Adewumi

    GDSC Lead

  • Oluwatobi Ishola


    Programs Lead

  • Temiloluwa Daniel Ajayi

    Design Lead

  • Comfort Olofin

    Animation Apostles

    Co-Lead Sagamu

  • Oluwaseun Badejo

    Co-Lead Ibogun

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