Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and DEV. It encourages individuals of all skill levels to engage with open source software by completing pull requests on open source projects during the month of October. Hacktoberfest is open to the entire global community, and more details about the event, how to participate, as well as prizes, can be found here.

This year, CircleCI is participating in Hacktoberfest with our own event, which we’re calling #Orbtoberfest! We’re even adding own special Hacktoberfest swag to the party. Get your Hacktoberfest PRs by making contributions to orbs and double your rewards!

hacktoberfest19-swag-mockup-site.png Read the rules and see what you can win here.

CircleCI orbs are open source, reusable packages of config that can help speed up development and connect your favorite tools to your CI pipeline. Reusable config increases consistency, reduces errors, and lets developers easily integrate CircleCI with their favorite tools: from communication to security to deployment. Additionally, orbs are easy and fun to create: anyone who can write a bash script can build an orb.

Get started with #Orbtoberfest by finding issues tagged with orbtoberfest on Github and send in your PRs. Find orbtoberfest issues directly on GitHub or ask the Crystal Orb what you should try next! You can browse some suggested issues on our Hacktoberfest page with difficulties ranging from updating documentation to adding brand new features.

You can also join the discussion on our community forum.

From all of us at CircleCI, happy hacking!

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