Hackotoberfest is a month long fest presented by DigitalOcean, GitHub and twilio where people are encouraged to contribute more in open source projects.
Celebrating five years of Hacktoberfest, their tagline says “Support open source and earn a limited edition T-shirt.” One can stand a chance to bag a T-shirt by making five legitimate pull requests anytime between October 1st and October 31st.
MIST, Manipal conducted their introductory event to Hacktoberfest on the third day of Techtatva in NLH 405, where they helped the participants make pull requests in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects they are interested in. Also, they explained how GitHub works and how great an environment it is for open source projects.