CircleCI & Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest 2020

Hacktoberfest is a month-long contest beginning October 1, run by DigitalOcean, DEV, and Intel. Whether you’re new to development or a long-time contributor, anyone can participate and help grow the open source community.

The challenge: submit 4 pull requests to an open source project in the month of October and win limited-edition swag.


How to participate in Hacktoberfest 2020

Register for Hacktoberfest at

Complete four pull requests in the month of October.

Click here for a full list of Hacktoberfest FAQs

What you win

Participants who meet the challenge will win a limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt from DigitalOcean, or the option to plant a tree instead, in an effort to help offset carbon emissions.

CircleCI's bonus challenge

Participate in CircleCI’s #Orbtoberfest for a chance to win more swag!

  • 1-3 PRs receive a sticker pack
  • 4 PRs receive stickers and a T-shirt

Once you've completed your PRs, submit the links using this form.

How to participate in Orbtoberfest on CircleCI

Contributing to CircleCI orbs is an easy way to complete the Hacktoberfest challenge.

Choose one of the challenges below to participate. Once you’ve successfully submitted your pull requests, fill out this form to receive your swag.

Challenge 1

Complete a merged or accepted PR, tagged with "Orbtoberfest", to include orb usage on an existing CircleCI config.


  • 1-3 PRs receive a sticker pack
  • 4 PRs receive stickers and a T-shirt

Challenge 2

Develop and publish an orb using the Orb Development Kit. Make sure your orb solves a challenge that other developers might be facing!


  • Sticker pack
  • T-shirt
  • Limited edition orb magic pin

Join the #orbtoberfest discussion on our community forum for ideas, FAQs, and to ask any questions.


September 24

Hacktoberfest 2020 Pre-Game Show

03:00PM EST

Last year, Hacktoberfest and Orbtoberfest drew developers from around the world

Global Hacktoberfest

  • 483K pull requests opened
  • 154K participating repositories
  • 142 countries joined

CircleCI Orbtoberfest

  • 144 orbtoberfest issues
  • 112 valid submissions
  • 30+ new orbs created

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